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Demographic changes

By   /  September 25, 2017  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Demographic changes

The demography of the State of Nagaland especially the commercial district of Dimapur has undergone substantial changes in the last 3 to 4 decades due to the arrival of people from outside the district and state. According to the Census of India 2011, 40.87 percent of the total population of Dimapur are not Scheduled Tribe. […]

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Rhyme with a difference

By   /  September 24, 2017  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Rhyme with a difference

Nagas have long been accredited for their natural flair for poetry and music and we have many poets and musicians from our state who have gone to gain recognition in both national and international arenas. While these forms of art, like every genre of creativity, have their own object, our attention is drawn to the […]

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Of chiefs, interpreters and custodians

By   /  September 22, 2017  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Of chiefs, interpreters and custodians

The State of Nagaland with a total population of around 20 lac. in 11 districts with 16 recognised tribes have special provisions in the Constitution of India that safeguard the state from the imposition of any Central law in contrast with the traditional and customary practices of the people. However, along with instances of misinterpretations […]

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Rohingya Humanitarian Crisis

By   /  September 19, 2017  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Rohingya Humanitarian Crisis

These days even more than the Myanmarese leaders, political parties in our country are discussing the Rohingya issue. From the stand taken by the political parties, one can easily make out that on the Rohingya issue they are clearly divided in two groups. But it’s not an ideological divide. The divergent stands of the political […]

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NPSC, why act God?

By   /  September 14, 2017  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on NPSC, why act God?

The reply to an RTI application of the marks obtained by the candidates in the interview stage of the NCS/NPS/NSS & Allied Services Examination conducted by the Nagaland Public Service Commission continues to be the big shock of 2017 for the people of the state. The biggest upset is for the aspirants and the many […]

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Acting God

By   /  September 14, 2017  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Acting God

The recent accusations by an aspirant’s rights group and individuals against the Nagaland Public Service Commission’s marking system in the so called interview of the NCS/NPS/NSS & Allied Services Examination brings to light another sad picture of the State of Nagaland. It is actually a big joke not unlike the ones usually played by the […]

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Enemies of Plurality

By   /  September 12, 2017  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Enemies of Plurality

Brutal elimination of custodians of Indian plurality continues. This time the enemies of a free, frank and inclusive India successfully targeted noted journalist and social worker Gauri Lankesh. The 55-year-old journalist was assassinated by unidentified persons who fired at her from point blank range. Did she deserve the bullets, asking the whole of India in […]

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Behind the Reshuffle

By   /  September 12, 2017  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Behind the Reshuffle

Notwithstanding being touted as performance-oriented reshuffle of the Union Cabinet, it turned out to be an exercise which was clearly driven by politics. This is why many non-performing ministers are still in the cabinet, while those being axed are now busy finding real reasons behind their unceremonious exit. Two ministers Rajib Prasad Rudy and Uma […]

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Mob mentality

By   /  September 10, 2017  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Mob mentality

We have recently witnessed a spectacle that almost resembled the horrific March 5, 2015 incident involving a jail break and subsequent lynching of a rape accused by a mob. On September 6, a mob numbering hundreds, stormed the South Police Station of Kohima, ‘in search’ of the accused persons (who were in police custody) in […]

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Looking forward

By   /  September 8, 2017  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Looking forward

Fifty three years ago on the 6th of September 1964 the first cease fire between the Government of India and the Naga undergrounds particularly the Naga National Council and its governmental wing the Federal Government of Nagaland was declared. The event was the culmination of the efforts of the Nagaland Baptist Churches Council that first […]

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