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Sudan on the brink

Sudan, Africa’s largest country, the world’s tenth largest and one of its poorest, faces partition in a referendum scheduled for January 9. The country is already effectively divided. Seventy per cent of the 43-million population are Sunnis and largely occupy…

Angry New Year Dr Binayak Sen!

As the New Year of 2011 rolls in it will already be an entire week inside a cold and harsh Raipur prison for Dr Binayak Sen. For many of us the conviction of this well-known health and human rights activist…

ENPO demand is no trust vote against DAN

The demand for separate statehood by ENPO which has come into the open is heartbreaking news. The news has stabbed the hearts of the founding Fathers and Mothers of Nagaland. Hundreds of thousands of lives that were sacrificed for Nagaland…

A Dog’s New Year Resolutions

My fur is thick and glistening for now it is the cold season in this land. We have only two seasons, the rainy and the cold although it sometimes rains during the latter also. This means that another cycle of…

Green new year? Whats that?

Many sincere developmental journalists are frustrated with eating ‘green’ ideas fed by pot-bellied editors. It is insulting to ask these reporter to dig out green stories, says DEBBY AAt a time when climate change and environment issues have taken more…

Fulfilling the Purpose of Christmas

Nagaland celebrated Christmas with more maturity and decency in 2010. Our river sides are quieter and less noisy, roadsides and streets were peaceful, our roads safer, and far less accident with exception of few happenings. Of course, the writer of…

Digital divide to blur

Mobile technology will change lives forever A connectivity revolution is set to blur India’s digital divide in the coming decade, according to a study conducted by global consultancy firm KPMG. The spread of 3G mobile telephony, says the report, will…

One people, many aspirations

The Telangana region has had a chequered history of popular movements. The Justice B.N. Srikrishna Committee report submitted to the Central government on December 30 marks a milestone in the history of Andhra Pradesh, which has had a turbulent existence.…

Gauging the impact of the Bill Gates grants

Five years ago, Bill Gates made an extraordinary offer: he invited the world’s scientists to submit ideas for tackling the biggest problems in global health, including the lack of vaccines for AIDS and malaria, the fact that most vaccines must…

Clarification on the founder of Kewhira (Kohima) village

This article is given to clarify who is the real founder of Kewhira Village. As per traditional history the founder of Kewhira Village was late Mr. Tsiera (Stone defender- as he was the youngest son who defended the famous magical…

Sedition Decision ‘Misuse’ Of Laws

I am very upset about the court decision in Chhattisgarh about Binayak Sen. It is a huge perversion of our system of justice, and particularly of the laws concerning sedition. It’s not at all clear, to start with, that the…

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