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India’s Unhealthy Democracy

By   /  July 19, 2018  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on India’s Unhealthy Democracy

The last Budget session was the least productive session of the Parliament in the last 18 years. Both the houses of Parliament, Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha could transact 21 and 27 per cent business only. The said figure is not a healthy advertisement of democracy in the country. To keep democracy working, parliament should […]

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Resolve to Be the Best!

By   /  July 18, 2018  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Resolve to Be the Best!

The Croatian success story in the recently concluded FIFA World Cup 2018 should be an eye opener to those who are managing sports in the country. The lesson it has taught is that neither size nor population matters if one has the resolve to be the best. Sadly that resolve is missing from the Indian […]

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Losing Dignity For The Sake of Gain

By   /  July 17, 2018  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Losing Dignity For The Sake of Gain

The standard of political discourse in the country has touched its lowest ebb. It appears that our leaders these days cutting across political lines are more interested in constituencies rather than the country. Otherwise, a Union minister wouldn’t have facilitated an accused in a lynching case, or an articulate member of the Parliament shouldn’t have […]

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Northeast Can Be Crown of India’s Sporting Glory

By   /  July 16, 2018  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Northeast Can Be Crown of India’s Sporting Glory

The Indian tricolor is flying high far away in Finland courtesy Hima Das. The 18-year old girl from Assam has created history by winning Gold in the 400 metre race at the World u20 Athletics Championship. Hima is the first athlete from India to win Gold at a world championship. Before Hima, no Indian athlete […]

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MSP Hike: For Farmers, More Questions From the Answer

By   /  July 12, 2018  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on MSP Hike: For Farmers, More Questions From the Answer

The central government has increased the minimum support price (MSP) for kharif crops to double farmers’ income by 2022. Farmers will get 1.5 times more than the cultivation cost, which is in accordance with the prime minister’s announcement earlier this year. This is undoubtedly a massive hike in the MSP but a bigger question remains […]

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Centre and Funds for NE: A Map Without a Road

By   /  July 11, 2018  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Centre and Funds for NE: A Map Without a Road

Plenary sessions are not meant for increasing fund allocation or to undertake new projects. Plenary sessions are clearly meant for adopting policies and making roadmaps for implementation. But it seems while policies remain the same, the North Eastern Council (NEC) is yet to prepare a proper roadmap for speedy economic and social development of the […]

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Invading a Hallowed Space

By   /  July 10, 2018  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Invading a Hallowed Space

The verdict did not favour any particular side. It simply reminded both the Lieutenant Governor (LG) and the elected Government of Delhi to work in cohesion for the welfare of the people. But even the most matured and balanced judgement of the apex court has failed to create conducive atmosphere for the smooth functioning of […]

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Mother India Has Failed Her Daughters

By   /  July 9, 2018  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Mother India Has Failed Her Daughters

We may ignore the world’s view about safety of women in India, but how can we ignore the plea of a helpless father requesting protection from the administration for his four daughters? How can we turn a blind eye when a reputed political leader files a complaint about a social media post that threatened to […]

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The Wrong Kind of Right is India’s New Malady

By   /  July 8, 2018  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on The Wrong Kind of Right is India’s New Malady

Patriotism has acquired in the recent years a new definition in our country. A few people, who claim to be more patriotic than others, are engaged in large scale violence across the country on the pretext of teaching their detractors a lesson. Strangely, the law enforcing agencies are not taking cognizance of these people who […]

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Discernment Problem

By   /  July 5, 2018  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Discernment Problem

The recent spate of allegations and claims over the statement made by the chief minister on the issue of integration of Naga areas has become acrimonious, which need to be avoided at such a crucial time. It is a general understanding that the settlement of the Naga issue would be tabled and discussed before the […]

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