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The Show Must Go On

By   /  July 21, 2019  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on The Show Must Go On

Like a bolt from the blue, the government of India announced the appointment of RN Ravi, the interlocutor for Indo-Naga peace talks, as the governor of Nagaland on Saturday, triggering debates and speculations among the people of the state and beyond. This is because the Nagas are hungry for a permanent solution to its several […]

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Dangerous Game

By   /  July 19, 2019  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Dangerous Game

Technology has revolutionised the world and transformed our lives from dissemination of information, to completion of difficult tasks in no time to the way we communicate with others. Indeed, human civilisation is woven with technological development, which keeps evolving. One discovery that has made a profound influence on humankind in the past few decades is […]

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Beyond Cricket

By   /  July 17, 2019  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Beyond Cricket

How many of us are aware that Hima Das, from the northeast has won three Gold medals within a span of 11 days in the European circuit? Are we interested in knowing the present state of injuries of another Northeastern girl Dipa Karmakar, one of our medal hopes in the forthcoming Tokyo Olympics? But we […]

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Need for Cleanliness Everywhere

By   /  July 17, 2019  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Need for Cleanliness Everywhere

Mahatma Gandhi said: “Sanitation is more important than independence.” It may have been said several decades ago but it has more relevance today than ever before as human beings have severely disturbed and continues to destroy the natural eco-system with wastes. We don’t have to visit waste dumping sites to see what humankind has done […]

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True Democracy: Found Wanting

By   /  July 14, 2019  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on True Democracy: Found Wanting

Recently, the Rajya Sabha discussed electoral reforms. All opposition parties together made some proposals to the government. The government is to send these proposals to the Election Commission. It is up to the election body to take the final call on these proposals. There is no denying that no process is full proof in ensuring […]

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India’s Competitive Spirit

By   /  July 11, 2019  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on India’s Competitive Spirit

Hundreds of thousands of Indians were glued to their television screens on Wednesday as India played against New Zealand in the semi-final of the ongoing Cricket World Cup. It was a moment the citizens of this cricket-crazy nation had been waiting for – hoping to see the men in blue enter the final and eventually […]

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Budget 2019 – Off the Beaten Path

By   /  July 10, 2019  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Budget 2019 – Off the Beaten Path

What is most praiseworthy of this year’s Union Budget is that it is completely devoid of any populist measures. Rather, the budget presented by India’s first full-time female Finance Minister has offered many bold steps to revive the health of Indian economy. If those steps are implemented properly, Indian economy may shine in the coming […]

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Trump Card

By   /  July 9, 2019  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Trump Card

Some unlikely and dramatic developments took place towards the end of last month. Leaders of two superpowers visited the most secluded nation on the planet — North Korean – almost out of the blue sans much publicity. Chinese President Xi Jinping stepped onto North Korean soil on June 20, which was the first by a […]

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Fallacies of Literacy in Nagaland

By   /  July 9, 2019  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Fallacies of Literacy in Nagaland

The issue of literacy is a key component of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals and is also one of the UN’s 2030 agenda for sustainable development. World leaders adopted the goal of literacy as it promotes the universal right to quality education and learning opportunities for all. It serves to highlight the progress made […]

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Uncharacteristic of a Leader

By   /  July 7, 2019  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Uncharacteristic of a Leader

In world politics, such a letter is unparalleled, if not unprecedented. It is hard to remember the existence of any such letter that is full of such contradictions. On one hand, the writer has declared himself responsible for his party’s defeat in elections, on the other he is found lamenting that no one stood beside […]

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