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Opinion

The Objectivity of Lokayukta

On the 25.1.2020, the local papers carried the story of a retired local officer of the Govt. of Nagaland being served the prosecution sanction under Section 26 of the Nagaland Lokayukta Act, 2017 by Nagaland Lokayukta. The retired Commissioner and Se...

12 Feb 2020

The Citizenship Amendment Act and Secularism : A Naga Perspective

The preamble of the Constitution of India provides that we the people of India, having solemnly resolved to constitute India into a sovereign, socialist, secular, democratic republic and to secure to all its citizens: justice, liberty, equality and f...

12 Feb 2020

Peaceful Solution or Profit Solution?

To be a nation is not an overnight story of struggles. There are stories of joys and pains, laughter and cries. The emergence of most nation resulted from selfless sacrifices of brave men and women. In the midst of struggles, no one search for profit...

12 Feb 2020

The People’s Mandate

After a high-voltage and rhetoric-ridden campaign involving many political stalwarts of the country and the subsequent elections to the Delhi assembly, the verdict of the people is finally out. The whole nation was eagerly waiting for the results as ...

11 Feb 2020

Dead Tower

Every city state around the globe has popular landmark structure living up to its name with concerted efforts by local authorities to preserve the same. Efficient management is done in line with growing technology. Dimapur Clock Tower popularly known...

11 Feb 2020

India’s Flawed Democracy

Delhi assembly elections were held on February 8 and only after more than twenty four hours the Election Commission announced the official percentage of voters, leading to much suspicion and suspense. A total of 62.59 percent out of 1.47 crore eligib...

10 Feb 2020

What’s in a February Eleven

Today is February 11, 2020. To many of us, this day might seem like another day of work. For some, it may be time to go back to school or another day of board exams. For those interested in politics, today is the election results of the Delhi 2020 As...

10 Feb 2020

What is Your Identity

Sometimes I wonder are the hill tribes with mongoloid facial similarity in the Far North East of India and bordering Mynmaar, just because we are living in a cluster of Land called the NAGAS? Do we have any account of academic research and written re...

10 Feb 2020

Drivers and Traffic Lanes & Rules

The number of vehicles has increased greatly over the years in Kohima, requiring proper traffic management and enforcement of rules. However, with our laid-back attitude, things are very slow, like our traffic. It is high time we wake up from this de...

10 Feb 2020

From Amsterdam to Hebron, Dimapur

In 1972, the GoI of india arbitrarily transferred the affairs of Nagaland state from Foreign Affairs to Home ministry citing Law and Order problem. Interestingly, the then Legislative Assembly of Nagaland immediately reacted and vehemently opposed th...

08 Feb 2020

Failing India’s Women

In the past few weeks gender violence and discrimination have been at the centre of every discussion in Indian society. This curiosity is obviously due to the on-going controversy regarding the sentencing of the 4 accused in the Nirbhaya rape and mur...

05 Feb 2020

Huge success in business is largely based on luck – new research

Chengwei Liu, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick Bestselling business books promise to teach you the winning formula and reveal the secrets of success. But the inconvenient truth is that exceptional successes in business are largely based...

04 Feb 2020

A clue to stopping coronavirus: Knowing how viruses adapt from animals to humans

Frederick Cohan, Wesleyan University; Kathleen Sagarin, Wesleyan University, and Kelly Mei, Wesleyan University As the novel coronavirus death toll mounts, it is natural to worry. How far will this virus travel through humanity, and could another suc...

04 Feb 2020

Playing Games with Sports?

Dozens of sporting events are conducted in Nagaland every year, especially during winter season, and this year is no exception. Last month saw the state’s cricket team captain Jonathan Rongsen score a double century in the Test match against Bihar ...

04 Feb 2020

A Word About the Final Solution

The word Final Solution sounds like music to our ears. Should this music continue drumming in our ears to no end? Yes we have suffered enough under the weight of fear, uncertainties, intimidations and violence for a long time but things appears to be...

04 Feb 2020

Alliance Against Cancer

The 4th of February 2020 marks 20 years of World Cancer Day, a global initiative to raise awareness and take action against cancer. The event is led by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC). The disease occurs when there is uncontrolled g...

04 Feb 2020

Sports Need More Than Stadiums

Regional disparity in the development of various states is not a new phenomenon in India. The North East region has been a victim of this systematic imbalance for decades. As a result of the systematic, historical neglect, various aspects of developm...

03 Feb 2020

On the Tragic Indian Soldier’s War Memorial at Mokokchung

On first seeing the caption in the papers that a war memorial was going to be built at Mokokchung for the over 300 martyrs killed in the war, and assuming that the Aos were building that memorial for their dead in the Indo Naga war, I was scandalised...

02 Feb 2020

An Insult to the Nagas and a Diabolical Distortion of Our History

There was a news item in the local papers of 30thJanuary 2020, that the Indian paramilitary force the Assam Rifles were to inaugurate a war memorial in Mokokchung town, honouring those AR and Indian army personnel killed during insurgency (against Na...

01 Feb 2020

Communism’s Re-definition of Human History to a Material Political Ideology

Ever since the fall of man in the Garden of Eden, the whole of humanity was condemned to subsist from the toil of his sweat. The sentence from God on humankind was something like: “From the soil you were made. Back to the soil you shall go. And in ...

31 Jan 2020

Marching Against the Coronavirus

With India confirming its first case of the novel coronavirus (nCoV), a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans, on January 30, the number of countries that has confirmed its presence has reached 20 as of Thursday. The deadly vir...

30 Jan 2020

Not Another Embarrassment Please!

As an individual, I insist and follow the government of Nagaland ban on single-use plastic at home, at my workplaces, on my farm, while travelling and during outdoor activities besides others. Yet, I have seen banned plastic items being used at gover...

30 Jan 2020

Trump’s Middle East ‘vision’ is a disaster that will only make things worse

Tony Walker, La Trobe University US President Donald Trump’s “vision” for Israelis and Palestinians is not a realistic peace plan to end a decades-old conflict. Rather, it’s more like a real estate deal in which one side is a recipient of a l...

30 Jan 2020

Planting trees must be done with care – it can create more problems than it addresses

Lulu Zhang, United Nations University Thanks to the climate crisis, we are fast approaching the “point of no return”, according to world leaders. We are also in the midst of the sixth mass extinction. And the state of worldwide land degradation h...

30 Jan 2020

Coronavirus: 3 Things Christians are Called to Do

The latest pandemic disease Coronavirus is making headlines all over the globe. According to CNN,“Scientists have identified two possible root causes of Coronavirus: the consumption of wildlife such as bats in Wuhan and the potential leak of the vi...

29 Jan 2020