Sunday, February 5, 2023

Editorial

Note bank politics

If people in Nagaland are dismayed because the long awaited, much-promised and expected good news of political solution(closing the chapter of decades of conflict) made since 2003 has not arrived despite both Centre and state politicians assuring that solution...

Chasing solution rainbow

With political parties revving up their poll engines for the big race on February 27,2023, aspiring candidates cutting across party lines realise that the short burst between February 10 and February 27 or a total of around 17 days...

Nationalism syndrome

For a refreshing change and finally making it clear that all those indulging in a nonsense pastime close shop and get lost; prime minister Narendra Modi gave stern remarks to the party bandwagon- leaders and workers- to not indulge...

Shadow over budget

Even as union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman is to present her union budget before the crucial 2024 Lok Sabha election, she would be keen to roll out growth figures and project positive growth for the next five years in...

Terror paradise

Pakistan’s days of running with the hare and hunting with the hounds is over as its closest military ally, the USA has distanced itself from its once trusted ally and also issued a strong warning after Pakistan literally veered...

Clean election goal

It is doubtful if current electioneering in Nagaland will ever experience the much needed change where true elections would triumph over farcical elections that have been the hallmark of parliamentary democracy in the state. Clean election as it were,...

Assam Christians under watch

People of Assam and north east states share a common historical bond as they were all under the same administrative umbrella before the states were carved out of Assam. The people were drawn from various cultural history and religious...

Stirring up the past

When films or books are banned, they attract more attention and that itself makes them more popular which result in raking up huge financial gains. A British Broadcasting Corporation(BBC) documentary on prime minister Narendra Modi has set the country...

Inflated numbers

After the Election Commission of India (ECI) announced election schedule for Nagaland on January 19, the waiting and uncertain period has finally ended. As per the ECI schedule, a total of 12,83,749 electors will go to the polls on...

Protecting the constitution

India celebrates its 74th Republic Day on January 26,2023 commemorating the adoption of the Constitution of India on January 26, 1950. The Modi government is trying to effect changes by altering the landscape of Lutyen’s Delhi, names of important...

Wrong way on right way

It is unfortunate that the ruling party government at the Centre and the country’s highest legal forum, the Supreme Court, are engaged in public debate over which of them- executive or judiciary- should have the final say in appointment...

Old wine again

As Nagaland goes to the polls on February 27, aspiring candidates are on overdrive to obtain tickets from various political parties and nothing more catches the eye than the seat sharing issue between two pre-poll allies, Nationalist Democratic Progressive...

Populist driven

Creation of more districts was a proposal made during the tenure of the Congress government in 1998-2003 but which were fulfilled only from 2004 when Longleng, Kiphire and Peren were created by the newly elected NPF-led coalition government. Thus...

Society in crisis

While the singular focus of all, especially Nagas, has been on “political solution” to the Naga issue what has largely been ignored is “societal solution” to the many problems plaguing society that have to be resolved. Nagaland has been...

A different kind of wrestling

It was unfortunate that the sports ministry, government of India, has not responded in time, even three days after Indian wrestling champions held a protest at Jantar Mantar New Delhi, demanding that the president of the wrestling federation of...