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Ban Criminals from Entering Politics

By   /  November 16, 2018  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Ban Criminals from Entering Politics

Until recently, people used to come to know about criminal records of political candidates in elections only through media reports, activists and other independent sources. But now the Supreme Court of India has put politicians in an uncomfortable situation by making the candidates announce their own misconduct. The apex court passed an order on September […]

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Striking Oil

By   /  November 14, 2018  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Striking Oil

There was good news for India’s energy sector a few days ago. Fresh oil finds were reported from Arunachal Pradesh. But except for local media coverage, the matter went somewhat unnoticed in national media. A major reason could have been that such discoveries may not prove game changing for the grimly negative scenario that the […]

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Celebrate on an Empty Stomach?

By   /  November 13, 2018  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Celebrate on an Empty Stomach?

Children are tomorrow’s future and India has set November 14 every year to be celebrated as a promotion for their welfare. But the magnitude of child malnutrition across the globe, particularly in India, is a stark reminder of what the world should have done for their wellbeing. According to the World Health Organisation’s latest data, […]

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Right Not Privilege and With Results

By   /  November 13, 2018  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Right Not Privilege and With Results

It is globally accepted that education is a right, not a privilege. It is on this concept that the Government of India enacted the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act or Right to Education Act (RTE) in 2009. Thereby the right to education for children as is mentioned in Article 21A of […]

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Favours to None

By   /  November 11, 2018  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Favours to None

In allowing India a six month waiver over US sanctions against Iran, President Donald Trump has not done anyone a favour. For all his talk about reducing Iran oil exports to zero level to please the powerful Saudi and Zionist  lobbies it is not possible in 2018 for the US-EU combine to bend every country […]

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Earn from Festivals

By   /  November 9, 2018  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Earn from Festivals

When you pay in cash at retail stores or from street vendors in cities like Delhi, Mumbai, and Bengaluru, the sellers return the change in exact denomination be it rupee five or one. There is no other option except in exceptional cases. But in Nagaland, shopkeepers casually give sweets for change less than rupees 10 […]

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India’s Delayed Maturity

By   /  November 7, 2018  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on India’s Delayed Maturity

India is at last showing a measure of urgency in strengthening its railway links with neighbouring Nepal. Starting this December, a passenger train service will connect Jayanagr in Bihar with Kurtha in south-eastern Nepal, a distance of 34 kilometres. The cost of the project is Rs. 5.5 billion. This is in addition to plans to […]

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Lesson from Mizoram

By   /  November 7, 2018  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Lesson from Mizoram

Mizoram has been peaceful ever since it became a full-fledged state of India in 1987 after the Peace Accord between the Mizo National Front (MNF) and the Indian government. The state has come a long way over the years in all spheres — from education to economy to sports — a perfect manifestation of what […]

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The Abysmal North East Economy

By   /  November 4, 2018  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on The Abysmal North East Economy

With much fanfare and gung ho, the Central Government along with state Governments in the Northeast region, had organised an International Industrial Summit in Guwahati in February this year. The ruling NDA government had spared nothing to make it a grand success, inviting foreign delegates from neighbouring Southeast Asian countries to attend. Prime minister Mr […]

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Absconding Truth

By   /  October 31, 2018  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Absconding Truth

Amid the flutter over Reserve Bank of India Deputy Governor Viral Acharya’s indictment of the Government for shackling the institution, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has strongly criticised the central bank for failing to check indiscriminate lending during 2008 and 2014 that has led to the present bad loan or NPA crisis in the banking […]

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