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Naga National Martyr’s Day Message

By   /  October 18, 2017  /  OP-ED  /  Comments Off on Naga National Martyr’s Day Message

My Beloved Countrymen, Today, the 18th of October, on the occasion of the Naga National Martyr’s Day, I on behalf of the Naga National Council thank and salute all our martyrs who have laid down their lives for our Naga Nation and pay my homage to each and every one of them. In the life […]

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Northeast: The Sports Hub of India

By   /  October 16, 2017  /  OP-ED  /  Comments Off on Northeast: The Sports Hub of India

When little known ancient city Jalandhar turns hub for sports good industries across India, can North East aspires for Sports Capital Region of India? It has started since at the time of partition, skilled labour from Sialkot Pakistan came to Punjab frontier city as refugees in large numbers and settled over. Interestingly North East lack […]

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World Anaesthesia Day

By   /  October 14, 2017  /  OP-ED  /  Comments Off on World Anaesthesia Day

October 16 is celebrated all over the world as World Anaesthesia Day. It was on this day, in 1846, that William T.G. Morton made history by being the first in the world to publicly and successfully demonstrate surgery being performed without pain by using Ether anaesthesia at Ether Dome Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA. This […]

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Remedy in Sight to End Straw Burning in Northern India?

By   /  October 13, 2017  /  OP-ED  /  Comments Off on Remedy in Sight to End Straw Burning in Northern India?

By K.S. Jayaraman | IANS A joint effort is under way by Indian and US scientists to end the harmful practice of rice and wheat straw burning in Punjab and convert the crop residue into a product of value to benefit the farmers. Ever since machines replaced manual harvesting in the late 1980s, rice farmers […]

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More than Meets the Eye: The Unsung Literary Genius of a Lit Fest Lady

By   /  October 13, 2017  /  OP-ED  /  Comments Off on More than Meets the Eye: The Unsung Literary Genius of a Lit Fest Lady

By Saket Suman | IANS There is a lot more to the lives of writers than just writing, and at times their keen involvement in these other aspects is what catches the eye of both readers and critics. The popularity of Namita Gokhale, not as one of India’s foremost writers, but as the force behind […]

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Will a India-EU Trade Breakthrough Happen?

By   /  October 12, 2017  /  OP-ED  /  Comments Off on Will a India-EU Trade Breakthrough Happen?

By Bhaswati Mukherjee | IANS It was a summit based on huge expectations on both sides, the first between the leaders of India and the European Union since Brexit. The meeting was rich in symbolism, marking 55 years of diplomatic relations between the world’s two largest democracies. Political goodwill and determination to overcome road blocks were […]

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Economy Will Bounce Back, But What About Job Creation?

By   /  October 11, 2017  /  OP-ED  /  Comments Off on Economy Will Bounce Back, But What About Job Creation?

By Amit Kapoor | IANS Since the latest growth numbers have come in showing a consistent deceleration in Indias real gross domestic product (GDP) over six consecutive quarters, a cacophony of concerned voices have been heard. The din of criticism both from within and outside the government has grown so loud that Prime Minister Narendra Modi […]

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A Profile in Grit: How an HIV+ve Man Rewrote His Destiny

By   /  October 11, 2017  /  OP-ED  /  Comments Off on A Profile in Grit: How an HIV+ve Man Rewrote His Destiny

By Somrita Ghosh | IANS He restrained himself at his home, unable to see daylight for almost three years. But today, fighting what appeared to be insurmountable odds, K. Pradipkumar Singh overcame the social stigma and discrimination to “show the world what an HIV positive person can do in life”. Lured into the world of drugs […]

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Watch Your Waistline As You Binge-Watch

By   /  October 10, 2017  /  OP-ED  /  Comments Off on Watch Your Waistline As You Binge-Watch

(October 11 is World Obesity Day) By Natalia Ningthoujam | IANS On-demand services like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video are leaving no stone unturned to increase their Indian subscriber base. Their library of movies and shows forces you to binge-watch. So do TV channels with their marathons, but don’t let watching shows or movies back-to-back be […]

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International Day of the Girl Child: October 11

By   /  October 10, 2017  /  OP-ED  /  Comments Off on International Day of the Girl Child: October 11

The International Day of the Girl Child promotes girls’ rights and highlights gender inequalities that remain between girls and boys. It is a UN observance that is annually held on October 11. The International Day of the Girl Child focuses attention on the need to address the challenges girls face and to promote girls’ empowerment […]

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