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Nagaland’s Infamous Roads and Bridges

By   /  September 24, 2019  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Nagaland’s Infamous Roads and Bridges

The people of Nagaland have endured deplorable road conditions for decades now. Bad roads and bridges have become synonymous to the state. From Dimapur’s Purana Bazaar pothole-filled road that is now hosting hour-long traffic jams even on Sundays, to Longleng district’s Lasong Bridge that was reportedly in a “pathetic condition and threatening the lives of […]

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The Two Indias

By   /  September 22, 2019  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on The Two Indias

The most populous state in India, with the most number of parliamentary seats, Uttar Pradesh has now really turned into Ulta Pradesh (opposite or failed state). Rape victims are not getting justice, whilst every effort is being made to protect the offenders. Journalists, reporting the facts are being sent to jail. Important leaders of the […]

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Land Greed at the Cost of Brotherhood

By   /  September 20, 2019  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Land Greed at the Cost of Brotherhood

Two unfortunate incidents took place in Naga-inhabited areas this month. One was at Lamhai Namdi village in Peren district and the other at Makhan Bridge in Senapati district. It created chaos and a sense of insecurity in the minds of the people. The incidents that happened just a few days apart bear uncanny resemblance. In […]

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Congress in Troubled Waters

By   /  September 18, 2019  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Congress in Troubled Waters

Interim Congress president Sonia Gandhi was right when she asked her party leaders to be more visible on the ground, rather than being always present on Twitter. But if one thinks that by following the instructions of the top leader, the century-old party of India will show any urgency to make a comeback in the […]

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Alternatives to Government Jobs

By   /  September 18, 2019  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Alternatives to Government Jobs

Most people should be aware by now that Nagaland state will get into a deep trouble if the current trend of over-dependence on government jobs continues. With employment in the public sector already saturated, as repeatedly stated by government officials, the most feasible way to avoiding a possible economic crisis in the state is entrepreneurship. […]

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Deadline Expired

By   /  September 17, 2019  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Deadline Expired

After almost a year of intensive awareness programmes on the need to curb use of plastic products and the colossal harm its waste can have on the environment and living organisms, single-use plastics will be totally banned in the entire start starting today. The government of Nagaland had informed through an official gazette notification on […]

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Economic Slowdown: Time to Rethink

By   /  September 15, 2019  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Economic Slowdown: Time to Rethink

No government in the world will ever admit such a situation publicly but the fact remains that India’s economy is in doldrums. The growth rate has touched nadir. The word ‘demand’ is missing from the market. All three sectors of the economy are performing poorly the past couple of years. The growth in the primary […]

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Treasure Hunted

By   /  September 13, 2019  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Treasure Hunted

Nagaland is more than just a beautiful hill station with picturesque landscape and evergreen forest. Falling under the biodiversity hotspots of the world, it is rich in flora and fauna despite its small area. According to Nagaland State Biodiversity Board (NSBB), the state is home to approximately 2,431 plant species belonging to 963 genera and […]

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Where BJP’s Strength Lies

By   /  September 12, 2019  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Where BJP’s Strength Lies

At present the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) complete domination of Indian politics is very visible. BJP is now spreading wings even in places, where just couple of years ago the party had only signboard presence. Absence of a formidable opposition may be one of the factors behind such dominance and control. But to say that […]

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More Rain but Less Water

By   /  September 10, 2019  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on More Rain but Less Water

Big crisis awaits the world. There was 33% deficiency in monsoon rains in India at the end of June this year, leaving many places reeling under the scorching sun while several cities faced water scarcity during the summer. But the sky opened up out of the blue and made up the deficit in just a […]

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