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BJP’s Stronghold is Still Evident

By   /  December 14, 2018  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on BJP’s Stronghold is Still Evident

The supporters of the Indian National Congress have gone gung-ho over the results of the recent elections held in five states. They have every reason to celebrate after having got the chance to form the government in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan despite conceding defeat to the Mizo National Front (MNF) in Mizoram and failing […]

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Harmful Promises

By   /  December 13, 2018  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Harmful Promises

Democracy is the rule of demagogues, felt famous Greek thinker Plato. If one is to describe today’s Indian politics, there is no other option but to repeat the observations made by Plato. There is no denying that demagogues are destroying democracy in the country like termites. Just to grab power, they are flouting all norms […]

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On Election Results: No Political Party is Infallible

By   /  December 12, 2018  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on On Election Results: No Political Party is Infallible

The verdict of the assembly elections in five states, considered by many to be a ‘semi-final’ and prelude to next year’s crucial Lok Sabha polls, is finally out. Winning in these elections is important especially for two major national parties namely the Bharatiya Janata Party and Indian National Congress, not only because these states have […]

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Who Will Be the Victors?

By   /  December 9, 2018  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Who Will Be the Victors?

Which way the wind is blowing? The answer will be known by the afternoon on December 11, 2018 when the results of five state assembly elections will be declared. Is the Modi wave still as strong as it was in 2014? Or, will we see a re-emergence of Congress, the century-old party which had almost […]

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On Hornbill Festival: Imperfection is Perfect

By   /  December 6, 2018  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on On Hornbill Festival: Imperfection is Perfect

Many could have looked at the Hornbill festival differently when the Nagaland government launched it 19 years ago with an aim to boost tourism in the state. It received unprecedented criticism along the way, with some even branding it as a waste of state’s exchequer. But the “Festival of Festivals” survived all the disparagement. It […]

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Time to Repeal the AFSPA

By   /  December 5, 2018  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Time to Repeal the AFSPA

Civil rights activist from Manipur, Irom Chanu Sharmila also known as Iron Lady, was on a hunger strike for 16 long years demanding that the government of India repeal the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from the state. Her reputation suffered after she joined politics but the cause remains as fresh as ever.

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Protecting Diversity

By   /  December 4, 2018  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Protecting Diversity

Secularism in India is under grave threat. The fact is evident in the manner the political parties are seeking votes in the ongoing Assembly elections in a number of states by raising communal issues. The leaders are not talking about ideologies, principles or manifestoes. Even the issue of good governance has taken a back seat. […]

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Pakistan’s Peace Offer: Poor Bowling

By   /  December 2, 2018  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Pakistan’s Peace Offer: Poor Bowling

Any peace initiative should be welcomed. But when the peace initiative is described as a ‘googly’ by none other than a responsible minister of the government, the offer simply cannot be trusted. This is exactly what has happened regarding Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s offer to start dialogue with India, which New Delhi has rejected […]

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Take Baby Steps Towards Self-Reliance

By   /  November 30, 2018  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Take Baby Steps Towards Self-Reliance

The 15th Finance Commission led by its chairman Nand Kishore Singh is in Nagaland at a time when almost all the state’s government departments are busy preparing for the much-awaited 10-day Hornbill Festival, which is starting on December 1. For the state government, the team’s visit is vital as it will determine the fate of […]

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Mary Kom: Perfect Ambassador for Northeast

By   /  November 29, 2018  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Mary Kom: Perfect Ambassador for Northeast

The previous weekend was special for India particularly for people from the north-eastern part of the country. It was all thanks to boxing legend MC Mary Kom who created history by becoming the first woman to win six world championship titles and joint-most successful boxer (men and women) in the history of the competition—she equalled […]

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