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Yet another

By   /  March 30, 2017  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Yet another

The 1437.87 Crore deficit budget of the state tabled in the ongoing Budget Session is yet another budget in the long history of the state’s ever-increasing deficits annually. A state with a low population coupled with a predominantly salaried economy and citizens who still swear and expect the government of India to fulfil all the […]

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Excess

By   /  March 29, 2017  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Excess

The disclosure by the Home minister that 2078 persons were directly appointed in his department in the years between 2014 and 2017 was indeed a big figure for a small state like Nagaland. It was also shocking because the appointments were all done without any open advertisement nor any selection process in some cases. Thereby […]

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Opposition-less

By   /  March 28, 2017  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Opposition-less

History tends to repeat itself in Nagaland and even this time the Nagaland Legislative Assembly saw one such occurrence. The present opposition-less government that came into effect in 2015 was able to conduct only a few uneventful Assembly sessions before the opposition started to take shape right from the Treasury bench itself. It is recorded […]

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Of masons, electricians, plumbers and painters

By   /  March 27, 2017  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Of masons, electricians, plumbers and painters

After almost a year since its announcement the Government of Nagaland have finally launched the Year of Construction Workers recently. It is indeed smart step  since the need for more local masons and other workers in the construction sector are in demand and have been elucidated by many leaders and observers for quite some time. […]

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Cheap franchise

By   /  March 24, 2017  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Cheap franchise

Elections in Nagaland never fail to weave a myriad of extraordinary events and happenings in the state since the first elections were announced after the statehood was inaugurated on December 1, 1963. A people considered savage and barbaric by many non-Nagas, who had very strong village setups either in the form of democratic councils or […]

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Wit and law

By   /  March 22, 2017  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Wit and law

As the 15th session of the 12th Nagaland Legislative Assembly commences the people of the state are eagerly awaiting the question hours of the current session. With starred questions to various departments, on issues deemed as relevant and pressing by the public, being submitted to the assembly secretariat by an MLA to be answered during […]

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Lesson not learned

By   /  March 21, 2017  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Lesson not learned

It was thirty one years ago on March 20, 1986 two Naga youth Vikhozo Yhoshü and Kekuojalie Sachü as volunteers of the Naga Students Federation lost their lives as a result of indiscriminate firing by a section of the Nagaland Police on that fateful day. The students under the banner of the NSF had gathered […]

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The fourth coming

By   /  March 20, 2017  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on The fourth coming

In a recent government programme an honourable member of the NLA had stated that the regional party NPF would continue till the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. Indeed a very strong statement probably fuelled by the recent events in one of the most tumultuous tenures of the state legislative assembly. Another of his honourable colleague […]

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Politics of language

By   /  March 17, 2017  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Politics of language

The need to have a common official language in India was felt since the time of the British and with the rise of Indian Nationalism it was given more impetus from the start of the twentieth century. The Indian National Congress in 1937 made it compulsory to teach Hindi in schools across British India.  In […]

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Busted myth

By   /  March 15, 2017  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Busted myth

The electoral gains made by the BJP in the just concluded assembly elections especially in Uttar Pradesh might have busted the myth of communal politics. The votes on religious and communal lines, that was usually considered as a single entity until now will hereafter require further minute analysis. The so called Muslim votes that usually […]

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