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One Year Celebration of Ayushman Bharat

By   /  September 18, 2019  /  Op-ed  /  Comments Off on One Year Celebration of Ayushman Bharat

Ayushman Bharat Pakhwara Ayushman Bharat is completing one year. Ayushman Bharat, or Healthy India has two pillars: Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY), and Health and Wellness Centres (HWC). Along with the rest of the country, Nagaland will be celebrating Ayushman Bharat Pakhwara, a fortnight first anniversary celebration across the districts from 15th September to […]

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Mutual Understanding Only Way Forward — Naga Rising

By   /  September 15, 2019  /  Op-ed  /  Comments Off on Mutual Understanding Only Way Forward — Naga Rising

“Nagas must know what India wants and India must know what the Nagas want and make a settlement.” This quote is from AZ Phizo’s letter to C. Rajagopalachari, the first Governor General of free India dated November 22, 1948 which was written from his prison cell at Presidency Jail, Calcutta where he had been lodged. […]

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The Dynamics of India’s Growth Recession

By   /  September 8, 2019  /  Op-ed  /  Comments Off on The Dynamics of India’s Growth Recession

By Amit Kapoor | IANS The crisis brewing within the Indian economy has gained unanimous acceptance by now. Even the latest annual report of the RBI for the fiscal year 2018-19 (or FY19) confirmed that the Indian economy has indeed hit a rough patch. The GDP growth rate of the economy has slipped to 5 per […]

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All That Glitters is Not Gold

By   /  September 7, 2019  /  Op-ed  /  Comments Off on All That Glitters is Not Gold

By Taponeel Mukherjee | IANS Recent financial news headlines have seen some concern with India’s gold imports and the fact that a significant component of domestic savings is “exported” abroad, which could probably be utilised to spur investments and growth in India. The idea of reducing gold imports is important, but suggestions ranging from raising import […]

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On Bosco, a Champion of the Youths

By   /  September 7, 2019  /  Op-ed  /  Comments Off on On Bosco, a Champion of the Youths

St. John Bosco, commonly known as Don Bosco was born in Turin, Italy in 1815. This future saint, raised by single mother, experienced the pains of poverty at a very tender age. John’s future work was inspired by a dream he had at the age of nine. A Man of majestic appearance told him: “With […]

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From The Heart – Transcending Fears

By   /  September 4, 2019  /  Op-ed  /  Comments Off on From The Heart – Transcending Fears

A Clarification about FNR The Failure of Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR) was pointed out by a responsible Naga political group leader at a recent public meeting with the Angami public. FNR was rebuked for not speaking up at the right time and for not favoring a particular group. FNR is engaged in a process […]

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Joint Statement on Draft Indian Forest Amendment Act 1927

By   /  September 4, 2019  /  Op-ed  /  Comments Off on Joint Statement on Draft Indian Forest Amendment Act 1927

The proposed amendment to the Indian Forest Act 1927 (IFA) is more colonial and frightening than before. It is discriminatory and draconian in nature. It attempts to undo and take away the existing rights of indigenous and tribal people on lands, territories and resources in the Northeast states. Approximately 8 million hectares of forest land […]

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A Teacher Extraordinaire

By   /  September 3, 2019  /  Op-ed  /  Comments Off on A Teacher Extraordinaire

In the course of my academic life, I have been fortunate to come under the tutelage of many good teachers; but towards the end of my schooldays, in St. Edmund’s School, Shillong, I was blessed to have been mentored by Brother Basil Davis, of the Congregation of The Christian Brothers. We had just started the […]

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Children Wiser Than We

By   /  September 3, 2019  /  Op-ed  /  Comments Off on Children Wiser Than We

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Introduction: Children instinctively gravitate to love. They seem to have a sixth sense about a person’s nature. Perhaps because children are so helpless at this stage of development, this attraction is […]

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Eastern Sumi Hoho memorandum to Governor Ravi

By   /  September 3, 2019  /  Op-ed  /  Comments Off on Eastern Sumi Hoho memorandum to Governor Ravi

The Eastern Sumi Hoho (ESH), representing the native Sumi inhabitants of Tuensang and Kiphire districts of Eastern Nagaland, humbly draw your kind attention to the issue on the position of the Sumi inhabitants of Eastern Nagaland whose very existence is being threatened consequent to the ongoing ENPO’s demand for “Frontier Nagaland” and the recent Government […]

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