TODAY in HISTORY: MAY 20

Following are some of the major events to have occurred on May 20 Reuters 1902 – Cuba was handed over to a republican government and the last U.S. troops left. 1956 – The first hydrogen bomb to be dropped from the air was exploded by the Americans over Bikini Atoll in the Pacific. 1996 – […]

India decided?

The closely contested gigantic electoral exercise came to an end with the seventh phase on May 19. In the parliamentary history of India, the current election was most widely spread out with over 39 days (April 11-May 19) with interplays diverse undercurrents. Touted as the world’s largest democratic election exercise, the bitterly contested election officially […]

Exit polls not perfect for Lok Sabha elections

Exit polls not perfect for Lok Sabha elections

(Image courtesy: pixabay.com) Barring exit polls of 1998, when some of them were quite close to the actual results, the pollsters went completely wrong in mapping the electorate mood since 1996 New Delhi, May 19 (IANS): If exit polls are to be believed, the Narendra Modi government is coming back to power with full majority, but […]

TMB wins 11th Open Basketball C’ship

TMB wins 11th Open Basketball C’ship

Champions of the 11th Open Basketball Tournament, Team Mystic Ballers with the runners up Orca along with dignitaries and organizers. Our CorrespondentKohima | May 19 Team Mystic Ballers (TMB) today became winners of the 11th Open Basketball Tournament 2019 beating Orca 72-60. Winning the title, TMB pocketed a cash prize of Rs. 60,000 sponsored by […]

Viswema wins 1st Dzükou Cup SASA-U 19 Football League

Viswema wins 1st Dzükou Cup SASA-U 19 Football League

The winner and runner- up teams with closing day guests, organizer and others. Kohima, May 19 (MExN): The 1st Dzükou Cup SASA-U19 Football League 2019 under the aegis of Southern Angami Sports Association (SASA) was concluded on May 18. Viswema Youth Organisation emerged the champions while Kidima Youth Organization were the runners up. VYO defeated […]

This is Nagaland

Dr. Salikyu SangtamSt. Joseph University When we look into moral and political philosophy, we are told from the outset that our society is the reflection of our mindset; that the kind of society we live in simply reflects the kind of people we are. This was first put to us by the Greek philosopher, Plato. […]

New government and economic priorities

Prof Mithilesh Kumar SinhaDepartment of EconomicsNagaland University, Lumami The biggest festival of democracy was over on 19th of May. Campaigns are run on promises but governance is judged by performance. Former New York governor Mario Cuomo put it more eloquently: “One campaigns in poetry but governs in prose. India is a classic example of this […]

Shrinking Democratic Spaces

Thepfulhouvi Solo There is a spiritual dimension in a secular Government; it is the democratic Space in its governance. The Government has immense power to do good for the people; it has the same power for harm the people, depending on the principal policies it pursues. Sprent Dabwido was the former President of Nauru, with […]

Shürhozelie clarifies on NPF’s stand

Shürhozelie clarifies on NPF’s stand

DIMAPUR, MAY 19 (MExN): NPF President, Shürhozelie Liezietsu today issued a statement clarifying his party’s stand to the people of Nagaland in wake of the NPF’s decision to ‘in principle’ withdraw support to the BJP in Manipur. A statement from the NPF leader said that this was also a rejoinder to the ruling NDPP which […]

NDPP forgets own ‘Double Standards’: NPCC

NDPP forgets own ‘Double Standards’: NPCC

Dimapur, May 19 (MExN): The NPCC today said that NDPP, while pointing its forefinger at NPF accusing it of “double standards,” forgets the remaining three fingers of “double standards” are pointing back at them. “NPF has taken the right decision to withdraw its support to the BJP government in Manipur,” stated NPCC President K Therie […]

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