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Roads, Electricity and Water

By   /  December 15, 2017  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Roads, Electricity and Water

Nagaland in the last few years has gone through one of the worst case scenarios in terms of infrastructure failures that the state has ever experienced since statehood. Whether it is the El Nino or Climate Change in action the region has been having unpredictable weather conditions with higher rainfall than previous years. Moreover, according […]

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Where is India Heading to?

By   /  December 13, 2017  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Where is India Heading to?

Our leaders do not like the word ‘intolerance’. Every time, someone talks about intolerance, the rulers use to produce plenty of counter-narratives to prove that India remains a tolerant country as ever. Starting from famous cine star Sharukh Khan to Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani in Gujarat, all these people had to face the ire of […]

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Honour Beyond Honorific

By   /  December 13, 2017  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Honour Beyond Honorific

The political circus that has been played out in the state since 2014 has not failed to amuse and entertain with the latest flip flop by the legislators of the ruling party. For some it has become a matter of utter frustration to watch their leaders indulge in such bickering to stay in power that […]

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Promises

By   /  December 8, 2017  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Promises

What do we want from our leaders? The simple answer is vision and development. But what are we watching from our leaders, who are campaigning in Gujarat? Clearly, development is not on their agenda. The vision is missing. All they are talking during the campaign is who belongs to which religion; temple at Ayodhya or […]

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Steal From the Rich

By   /  December 7, 2017  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Steal From the Rich

As the state draws near to yet another election the anticipation by the people as well as the political parties seems less as compared to other years. However it should not befool anyone because the simple reason being the present uncertainty in the political circles. The continuing tussle in the ruling Nagaland Peoples’ Front party […]

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Good Start

By   /  December 6, 2017  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Good Start

The first four days of this year’s Hornbill Festival had something new in store-figures. The nodal department was able to state the total number of visitors to the event, especially at the Naga heritage village, Kisama. By end of Day-4 the department announced that a total of 84605 people visited Kisama out of which 1145 […]

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Divine Right

By   /  December 4, 2017  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Divine Right

Unlike in a monarchy, the concept of divine right was absent in the Naga society, period. Any attempt to bring in contradiction citing Naga chiefs of villages or group of villages is invalid. The concept asserts that the monarch is not answerable to anyone but only to God and can only be judged by God, […]

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Hackneyed Assurances; Yet Hope Still Smoulders

By   /  December 4, 2017  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Hackneyed Assurances; Yet Hope Still Smoulders

Finally, a settlement to the long drawn Indo-Naga political issue which had persisted for more than 60 years is now imminent. That is what the Naga people are told, and that is what the Naga people believe and are hopeful of. Leaders from the national level, the state and NGOs have repeatedly been talking about […]

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India’s Plurality Under Threat

By   /  November 30, 2017  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on India’s Plurality Under Threat

India is the largest democratic country in the world. But in recent years we have deliberately lowered its dignity. Every passing day, the democratic set up of the country is being attacked for personal gains. The trend has become malignant. The situation is so grave that very recently the Supreme Court had to ask persons […]

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Insecurity

By   /  November 28, 2017  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Insecurity

Nagaland of late is witness to the mushrooming of many organisations that are determined rid the state of persons from outside the state who have entered illegally. Along with the outer well painted cause many of these organisation’s second objective, if not the bigger one, is to take the control of the economy from the […]

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