Constitutional but Undemocratic

Liberal Democratic Party of Nagaland   Nagaland has yet to, far from practicing core concept principles of democracy. The Indian Constitution through Article 371A, allow us to practice ‘Naga customary law and procedure’ and as such, certain section of village heads from certain constituency determines which among the individuals should contest in the elections. It […]

The fiasco & hope of Nagaland

Jonas Yanthan   Kaziranga group of Ministers, MLAs and the Governor are not wrong when they say they have the numbers. However, they are right only as long as the crisis was a normal numerical struggle. What is wrong with them is their failure to remember and understand the recent public upheaval due to mishandling […]

Why Modi’s Rule may be good for Nagaland

Along Longkumer   It is true that a democratically elected government is better than having central rule imposed from Delhi. People have the right to have a government of their choice and therefore they elect their leaders or party to govern them. This is the essence of democracy—an elected government of the people, by the […]

Human ethics of relationship

Rev. L. Suohie Mhasi   The definition of human ethics of relationship is “In everything to do others what you would have them do to you.” What is right to do to others is ethical and what is not right to do to others is unethical. Being ethical to one another has reward from God. […]

2 weeks into GST: Council to take stock today

New Delhi, July 16 (PTI): Over two weeks into the GST regime, the all-powerful GST Council will meet tomorrow to take stock of the implementation of the new indirect tax.   This will be the first meeting of the Council since the launch of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) on July 1 and the […]

Sikkim ex-CM Bhandari dies at Delhi hospital

New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Former Sikkim Chief Minister Nar Bahadur Bhandari died on Sunday at a city hospital following cardiac arrest, a state government official said on Sunday.   He was 77. Bhandari is survived by his wife, a former parliamentarian, two daughters, and a son. He was the founder-leader of the Sikkim Sangram […]

Vote conscientiously

Moa Jamir   As the Naga People’s Front (NPF) battles its latest internal nemesis, in the national arena, the stage is set for showdown between various political parties on July 17 – the race to Raisina Hills to elect the 14th President of Indian Republic.   In a first ever Dalit-vs-Dalit contest, the battle line […]



Eno Athong Makury President, Council of Naga Affairs   Introduction: Nagas alike many other indigenous peoples across the globe are known for the attachment to their land and they understand their land in terms of their ancestors, culture, life, their very existence and future. The uniqueness of Naga people is also well acclaimed by the […]

Science Says: Not all cancers need treatment right away

Marilynn Marchione Associated Press   The biopsy shows cancer, so you have to act fast, right? Not necessarily, if it’s a prostate tumor.   Men increasingly have choices if their cancer is found at an early stage, as most cases in the U.S. are. They can treat it right away or monitor with periodic tests […]

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