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Where one stands

By   /  January 15, 2017  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Where one stands

With the last date of withdrawal of nominations from the municipal elections drawing nearer, the stance of the tribal organisations, the government and the political parties have become more intense. However the whole episode has finally mirrored the actual status of the Naga society in the state and has finally done away with the superficiality […]

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Privileged information

By   /  January 13, 2017  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Privileged information

In the last 53 years since statehood Nagaland has imported one of the negative aspects of bureaucracy and also the ruling class around the world for centuries. The information that pertains to public welfare is a secret so well guarded that a mere public seeking information will be looked upon with raised eyebrows and suspicion. […]

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Unthinkable

By   /  January 12, 2017  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Unthinkable

In the Naga tradition, the belief system that was prevalent prior to Christianity had its own share of omens and observances that were strictly followed in the village. Along with these beliefs that were strongly associated with the traditional belief in spirits there were also many strict observances attached to the polity of the village. […]

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Tigers beyond Naga folktales

By   /  January 11, 2017  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Tigers beyond Naga folktales

In the midst of public outcry with regard to reservation matters to the impending municipal polls in Nagaland and the space occupied by it in the media, the report of the arrival of two Royal Bengal Tigers all the way from Kerala’s Thiruvananthanpuram to the Rangapahar Zoological Park on Tuesday was a refreshing piece of […]

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Government of, by, for the people a fiction in Nagaland?

By   /  January 9, 2017  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Government of, by, for the people a fiction in Nagaland?

The essence of a Democratic State is its people. Popularly defined as ‘government of the people, for the people and by the people’, a democratic State cannot overlook the voices of the majority. Ironically, the Nagaland Government appears to be perplexed. Despite the fact that a large majority of Tribal Apex bodies strongly oppose 33% […]

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Profitable stand-off

By   /  January 9, 2017  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Profitable stand-off

It is another election year in Manipur and as earlier ones indicate, the whole state is being made one big arena for intense politicking that have touched communal lines. Okram Ibobi Singh, the three time chief minister of the state is looking forward to enhance the fortunes of his party, the Indian National Congress party […]

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Is this the death knell ?

By   /  January 6, 2017  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Is this the death knell ?

As the date for filing of nominations to the Municipal and Town Council elections completed the  third day the spectacle is becoming bigger by the hour as the number of nominations filed is still increasing even though the majority of the tribal hohos have given strong diktats to its respective members to refrain from filing. […]

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Is our moral conduct intact?

By   /  January 4, 2017  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Is our moral conduct intact?

Nagas were once called honest and hardworking people, of strong moral conduct and social traditional ethics. Yet, over the years, these qualities have become polluted and today, our society is more or less in shambles. In their endeavours to gain worldly wealth, the people have become selfish, the moral philosophies and tenets of the olden […]

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Inherited issues

By   /  January 3, 2017  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Inherited issues

Another case of bad inheritance due to the manner in which the present state of Nagaland was formed and the years that followed post-statehood will be the present issue of border fencing between India and Myanmar in the Noklak area of Nagaland. Whether it was the security concerns of India post-Chinese aggression, but India never […]

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New year old issues

By   /  January 3, 2017  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on New year old issues

Another year dawns and after the usual niceties of wishes and greetings the people of the state will be back to the same old issues left behind from the previous years. Much of the baggage of last year’s seems to have been brought over in to the current year since there have been negligible resolution […]

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