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The Game of Numbers

By DC Pathak | IANS Uddhav Thackeray’s roller coaster ride to chief ministership of Maharashtra reaffirms the supremacy of the democratic principle in electoral politics that a party or a coalition commanding majority in the legislative house alone...

01 Dec 2019

Message of the Hon’ble Governor of Nagaland, Shri RN Ravi on the Eve of 57th Statehood Day of Nagaland

My dear Brothers, Sisters and Youth of Nagaland, On the eve of 57th Statehood Day of Nagaland, I extend my warmest greetings and best wishes to all of you. Nagaland is a tribute to the indomitable spirit of our people. It is a tribute to our leaders ...

30 Nov 2019

One Battle Won But Several Others Remain for ‘Maha Vikas Aghadi’ in Maharashtra

From the agrarian crisis to the future of the bullet train, there are several serious issues the new government will have to tackle. By Sukanya Shantha | thewire.in The ‘Maha Vikas Aghadi’, a newly floated front of the Shiv Sena, Nationalist Con...

29 Nov 2019

Despite the Great IRS Tech, India’s Remote-Sensing Programme Remains a Downer

In the late 1990s, space agencies from around the world sought India’s remote-sensing products. However, structural and logistical aspects of the satellite fleet continue to hold it back. By Kabir Agarwal | thewire.in India launched Cartosat 3, it...

29 Nov 2019

Our Place in the Universe Will Change Dramatically in the Next 50 Years – Here’s How

By Robin Smith | The Conversation In 1900, so the story goes, prominent physicist Lord Kelvin addressed the British Association for the Advancement of Science with these words: “There is nothing new to be discovered in physics now.” How wrong he...

29 Nov 2019

Dwindling Tropical Rainforests Mean Lost Medicines Yet to Be Discovered in Their Plants

By Walter Suza | The Conversation Growing up in Tanzania, I knew that fruit trees were useful. Climbing a mango tree to pick a fruit was a common thing to do when I was hungry, even though at times there were unintended consequences. My failure to r...

29 Nov 2019

Voices from Nagaland

At the 12th National Convention of National Alliances of Peoples Movement held at Doodwawala Dharamsala, Grand Road, Puri, Odisha, from the 23rd to 25th of November, 2019. Neingulo Krome Secretary General, Naga Peoples Movement for Human Rights. “W...

24 Nov 2019

Providing Momentum to Asset Monetisation

By Taponeel Mukherjee | IANS The success of the third toll-operate-transfer (TOT) auction by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) provides the momentum needed for India to embark on the path of swift and transparent asset monetisation in ...

23 Nov 2019

Growing Australia-India Partnership in Higher Education

By Amit Dasgupta | IANS The decision of the Modi government to revamp India’s archaic education system is as significant as it is laudable. It is grossly unfortunate that previous governments failed to respond to the global changes and introsp...

16 Nov 2019

Embracing Market Prices Vital for India

By Taponeel Mukherjee | IANS Issues that sectors such as residential real estate, credit markets and power generation amongst others have faced in India can be viewed through the lens of the “inability to generate a market-clearing price”...

09 Nov 2019

The Changing Tide of Cricket

By Yajurvindra Singh | IANS Cricket, as one popularly terms it, is a way of life. The British established the game in every corner that they were present and made it into an elite sport. The famous saying, “cricket is a game for a real live man...

09 Nov 2019

Worrying Distanomics: Has India Factored CPEC Into RCEP?

As the 16 nations in Asia are marching towards closure on Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) discussions in Bangkok, it will be a major step if India signs up to the deal. But there are questions, and a raging controversy back home in...

04 Nov 2019

Many Uses of Al-Baghdadi: Why Did They Kill Him?

By Saeed Naqvi | IANS In these dark days when terrorism has become a strategic asset, to bump off a superior practitioner like Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has implications. Had he begun to serve the interests not of his original handlers but, possibly, the...

03 Nov 2019

Growing the Indian Economy Would Need Bold Reforms

By Frank F Islam | IANS Before returning to New Delhi recently after attending the annual IMF-World fall meeting, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman provided an upbeat perspective on the Indian economy. She asserted that its fundamentals are strong ...

03 Nov 2019

Road Forward for Indian Infrastructure

By Taponeel Mukherjee | IANS The recent news that India plans to open 100 new airports by 2024 is both ambitious and commendable. That said, large-scale infrastructure push whether in airports or any other sector will have to overcome challenges tha...

02 Nov 2019

Trends in a Rapidly Changing World

“Trend is your friend” is a phrase commonly heard in the financial sector. While the adage may not have universal application, it does throw light on just how important it is to be on the right side of trends in a global market. Two observations ...

27 Oct 2019

Choice Before BJP: Hindu Rashtra Demands One Course, Polls Another

Saeed Naqvi | IANS After the Maharashtra, Haryana elections, when I reverted to friends and acquaintances, my personal pool for an opinion survey, a majority heaved a sigh of relief. This was at variance from the response of this very group during th...

26 Oct 2019

Credit Culture Needs to Change

K Yatish Rajawat | IANS The fraud at Punjab and Maharashtra Co-operative (PMC) Bank shows that there is a rot in the system and not the bank. If unchecked, it can cause irreparable damage to the system. The complicity of bank officials with the Wadha...

26 Oct 2019

Fumes From Burning Crackers Can Trigger Severe Respiratory Concerns

By Dr. Ramesh B R Diwali is around the corner. While it is an auspicious and joyous festival that brings families and friends together over light, love, gifts, pictures, and sweets, it is also a festival that brings with it the specificity of burnin...

25 Oct 2019

Grateful for Prayer Support — GPRN

It is heartening to learn that many church organisations across Nagalim are praying for the peaceful outcome of the Indo-Naga political talks because the two core issues – flag and constitution has to do with God given Naga nationhood. It is fo...

23 Oct 2019

The Truth About Indo-Naga Relations

Nagas and Indians were strangers to each other. Nagas never knew Indians nor do the Indians knew the Nagas. It was because of the British who put the Nagas under the Indian state, which was without their consent. Taking advantage, Indians forcefully ...

20 Oct 2019

Now is the time for the Nagas to Assemble

Message of His Excellency, the Yaruiwo, Mr.Q Tuccu on the Position of Political Talks between the Government of India (GoI) and the National Socialist Council of Nagalim (NSCN) My dearcountrymen, respected village Chiefs,honourable leaders of politic...

19 Oct 2019

The Nagas Will Never Compromise

A tribute on the 68th Martyr’s Day, by I Temjenba Lkr, Kedallo,Federal Government of Nagaland, on the 18th of October, 2019 at Transit Peace Camp, Kohima. Dear Countrymen, On this fateful day, the 18th October, 1952 an aggressive armed Indian offic...

18 Oct 2019

Settlement if Minus Sovereignty is Not Final for the Nagas

Speech to the nation on Naga Martyrs Memorial Day, the 18th of Oct. 2019 by Gen. (Ret) Thinosclie M. Keyho President, NNC. Dear countrymen, Firstly, I give thanks to God. In His grace I got the opportunity to say few things in remembrance of Naga Mar...

18 Oct 2019

Naga People at Crucial Junction — NNC

Speech of Yilow Humtsoe the Acting President of Naga National Council (Parent Body) on the occasion and observance of Naga National Martyrs’ Day of 18th Oct.2019. Dear Naga People, Today is our Sacred Naga National Martyrs’ Day for the remembranc...

17 Oct 2019