Front page for 11 September 2021
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Mhalezolie Kire
  • Vikesel Neikha
  • R. Solhou
PublisherMhalezolie Kire
Founded1988; 36 years ago (1988)
Political alignmentIndependent
Relaunched1997; 27 years ago (1997)

Capi is a Tenyidie newspaper published from Kohima, the capital of Nagaland.[1] It is the oldest existing vernacular daily in Nagaland and is widely circulated in Kohima, Chümoukedima, Dimapur and Phek.


Capi was founded in 1988 by Vikesel Neikha (publisher) and R. Solhou (editor). The newspaper was issued weekly, biweekly and tri-weekly.[2]

In 1997, the newspaper was relaunched as a daily newspaper. Capi shifted from manual print to offset printing in 2003.[3]

On 16 November 2015, Capi published its front page in blank along with four other state newspapers—Eastern Mirror, The Morung Express, Nagaland Page and Tir Yimyim to protest against a diktat from the Assam Rifles. The Assam Rifles in a letter to the editors in October had ordered the editors to stop covering news related to the rebel group—National Socialist Council of Nagaland - Khaplang (NSCN-K).[4][5]

See also


  1. ^ "NEWSPAPERS OF NAGALAND". Nagaland GK. 1 March 2018. Retrieved 3 January 2022.
  2. ^ "Preserving & promoting language: Capi celebrates 25 years". The Morung Express. 9 November 2022. Retrieved 10 November 2022.
  3. ^ "Capi Daily celebrates 25th anniversary". Eastern Mirror. 9 November 2022. Retrieved 10 November 2022.
  4. ^ Pandey, Vikas (17 November 2015). "Blank space: Why Nagaland papers ran empty editorials". BBC News. Retrieved 15 March 2022.
  5. ^ "Nagaland newspapers published with blank editorial space". Hindustan Times. 17 November 2015. Retrieved 15 March 2022.