Incentive for Northeast India: Does it help?

Introduction: The incentive package scheme under the North East Industrial Policy, 1997, reintroduced as the North East Industrial and Investment Promotion Policy (NEIIPP), 2007 intended to promote biotechnology and power generation up to 10 MW and employment generation for the region. The strategy is to incentivised investors with subsidy grant on capital (30%) and insurance […]


POSCO affected villagers seek responsible investment, not charity, from Buffett Warren Buffett, one of the world’s richest individuals, will urge India’s ultra-rich to give away their wealth to charity at an exclusive dinner in Delhi today. At the same time, in Orissa’s Jagatsinghpura district, the struggle of thousands of villagers condemned to destitution by Korean […]

Down a long and difficult road

As the newest country in the world, South Sudan faces huge challenges. But the perseverance of the people and their determination to construct a functioning state raise hopes for the country’s future. Life in South Sudan has changed dramatically since the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) in 2005. With peace, development has started […]

Non-Communicable Diseases Outsmart Infectious Diseases

Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) – cancer, cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease and diabetes – are no longer diseases of the wealthy. They are responsible for 8 million deaths in the world’s poorest billion, largely composed of children and young adults. These were among some of the key messages from the speakers at a conference co -organized […]

Understanding the vulnerabilities, opportunities and Climate Change

Climate change is currently taking place at an unprecedented rate and is projected increase pressures on natural resources and the environment associated with rapid urbanization, industrialization and economic development. This will also have wide uneven effects on the availability of and access to resources. Changes in the timing and amount of rainfall could affect productivity, […]

Remembering Hollywood’s Ultimate Icon

In the beginning, in the 1940s, Taylor was a child star of uncommon beauty who won hearts in Lassie Come Home and National Velvet. In her prime, in the 1950s and 1960s, she was an A-list star who commanded the screen opposite Paul Newman (Cat on Hot Tin Roof), James Dean and Rock Hudson (Giant), […]

Unfolding of Nagaland

It was by chance that a rare opportunity came my way to visit Nagaland. Born and brought up in the South, in a cozy, familiar set up, the very idea of a journey lasting three days in the train was a jolt-quite hard to stomach. However, I had the joy of traveling with a friendly […]

Comprehensive Health Bible Style

God created man in His image—a threefold being with physical, mental and moral natures. These three natures all interact with one another and affect one another intimately. One’s physical health affects one’s mental and moral health. One’s mental state, including one’s attitudes, beliefs, and level of contentment, affect the physical and moral health. And one’s […]

Patriarch Of Naga Politics- R.C. Chiten Jamir: A Eulogy

(From left) Hokishe Sema, K. Akum  Imlong, Dhouthipru Vasa, M. Kithan, P. Shilu Ao, R.C. Chiten Jamir, J.B Jasokie, N.L. Odyuo. (DIPR File Photo)   Jongpongchitten, popularly known as R.C. Chiten Jamir, is no more. A congress ideologue, veteran politician and a statesman has passed away on 20th March 2011. A congressman to the core, […]

World Cup Cricket 2011- Mid- Tournament Analysis

World Cup Cricket is no longer as exciting as it was once before, mainly because of the introduction of drama-filled T-20 format, specially the high profile and cash- rich Indian Premier League. However, any international cricket event in the sub-continent is an exciting affair, so is world cup 2011. There is no surprise package in […]

The Nagaland Liquor Total Prohibition Act 1989

”THE DEAD ELEPHANT”This year also, it is budget season time, and a few questions may be asked from the benches on the Nagaland Liquor Total Prohibition Act 1989. This is pertinent. It is like a dead elephant, which died immediately following its capture from the wild, with the hope to help its master. It died […]

Agricultural and marketing quality

The purpose of state regulation of agricultural markets is to protect farmers from the exploitation of intermediaries and traders and also to endure better prices and timely payment for their produce. Over a period time, these markets provide no help in direct and free marketing, organized retailing and smooth raw marketing, organized retailing and smooth […]