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Celebrating Democracy

By   /  May 23, 2019  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Celebrating Democracy

The biggest festival of democracy is finally over and done after months of political bickering, mudslinging, personal attacks and high-decibel campaigning by politicians from different parties. The fight for power was fierce and the stakes were high as the poll pendulum swung unpredictably prior to the counting day. The Congress’ imposing show in last year’s […]

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Fallacies of Indian Exit Polls

By   /  May 23, 2019  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Fallacies of Indian Exit Polls

Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu was right in saying that ‘exit polls do not mean exact polls.’ But quite unfortunately no one will pay any heed to his observations. Rather, next time when we will face another election, surely there will be many more organisations to conduct exit polls. All these polls will be aired […]

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Simple Rule of Political Game

By   /  May 22, 2019  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Simple Rule of Political Game

Arunachal Pradesh started the new year on a bad note with protests against the state government’s proposal to issue permanent resident certificate (PRC) to six communities in the state turning violent earlier this year; leading to the death two people in alleged firing by the security forces to control angry protestors. An indefinite curfew was […]

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6000 Dormant Potentials

By   /  May 21, 2019  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on 6000 Dormant Potentials

The recent discourse on the changes of Nagaland’s demography by the Angami Youth Organisation made a shocking revelation that out of 23 thousand shops in the state, only six thousand are run by Naga business men and women. An even more alarming fact according to records is that there are approximately six thousand unemployed youths […]

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Vested Interests at Play

By   /  May 19, 2019  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Vested Interests at Play

Anticipating a hung parliament at the Centre, efforts are being made to disturb political stability in the North-East. Though people behind such moves will never admit it openly, the fact remains that several parleys have already taken place to dethrone incumbent governments in the North-Eastern states. Whether the move will succeed or not, only time […]

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Social Media – Double Edged Sword

By   /  May 15, 2019  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Social Media – Double Edged Sword

Rampant misuse of social media was one of the main characteristics of general elections 2019. According to a study by Oxford University, between February 14-April 10, 2019 social media in India was dominated by fake news, half truths, warnings, etc. Out of 27,000 messages that researchers checked, it was found that majority of the fake […]

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Beyond Keyboard War

By   /  May 14, 2019  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Beyond Keyboard War

There is unusual surge in activity on the internet during days leading up to elections—state assembly or general—with people taking to social media to express political views or vent dissatisfaction while others sing praises for candidates or parties they support. Many resort to war of words in the comment section of political stories. It gives […]

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The Fall Back Options

By   /  May 14, 2019  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on The Fall Back Options

It is safe to say that many, if not most Nagas, aspire and are inspired by parents/seniors to secure a government job and become government officers. Government jobs are popularly characterised as the most stable and easy source of income in the state and thus many aim for the same. According to the Directorate of […]

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India’s Bleak Future

By   /  May 13, 2019  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on India’s Bleak Future

We are in to the last lap of general elections 2019. In a few days from now, we will come to know which party or parties will rule India for the next five years till 2024. But whatever may be the outcome of the polls, surely this election will go down to the history as […]

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It’s Coffee Time

By   /  May 10, 2019  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on It’s Coffee Time

People of Nagaland may have started planting coffee several years ago but the concept of commercialising it is very young. It appears like the trend of agricultural firms dying out after an initial craze has discouraged the people of the state from venturing into a similar sector. The fact that there is not a single […]

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