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  • Roadworks and floods
    Imlisanen Jamir     A lot of areas beside the National Highway 29, particularly around the 4th and 5th Mile areas of Dimapur, have a flooding problem.  One of the causes for it is even more ironic—the ongoing four lane road construction works—…
  • Chinese Trade-off
    By its own admission, the rise of China over the past 7 decades has been meteoric. “China has showed the world how it made an economic miracle through the central government's bold and resolute economic reform as well as its people's hard work,”…
  • De-glamorise govt sector  
    Youth employed in private sectors are boon to the state, Nagaland Minister for Rural Development, Metsubo Jamir declared on September 25, addressing an anniversary event of Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY), a Government of…
  • A bad day for two ‘friends’ 
    Tuesday was a bad day for two unconventional world leaders across the Atlantic sharing a “special relationship.”  On September 24, in a scathing attack on Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the United Kingdom's Supreme Court ruled that he “acted…
  • The Need to Review BEFR of 1873
    Dr. Asangba Tzudir   The publication of the final list of NRC excluded 19,06,657 people in Assam leaving their fate uncertain while giving them a new identity from being a ‘citizen’ to ‘stateless.’ Those excluded can appeal in the Foreigners’…
  • ‘Generation Z’ gives us hope 
    Last Friday’s massive climate strike undertaken by school children across the world shows us that this ‘Generation Z’ of young people is not as lost as some people older than them seem to constantly presume. Those who are to inherit this planet…
  • Supporting local artists 
    Within the span of two weeks, Dreamz Unlimited Nagaland, in a detour from their regular fares of sarcastic commentary on  contemporary social issues, released two ‘music’ videos - ‘Loss Khabo,’ and ‘Low Budget Rappers.’ The former about a band…
  • Maintain the core spirit of dialogue
    Witoubou Newmai   Maintain the spirit of dialogue Witoubou Newmai   In each phase of the Naga peace process, new problems are raised. The potent capacity of the ‘powers that be,’ that appears to be latent, rears its elements of domination from…
  • Responsiveness and responsibility, imperative
    In 2009, Irish political scientist, Peter Mair argued that while it is ‘desirable’ that parties in government are both responsive and responsible, these two characteristics are now becoming increasingly incompatible; and the traditional gap, wider…
  • A unifying language? 
    On Hindi Diwas, a day celebrated annually on September 14 to mark the adoption of Hindi as one of the official languages in India by the Constituent Assembly, the Union Home Minister Amit Shah rekindled a recurring controversy by pitching that the…
  • Watch the prices over the next six days
    Imlisanen Jamir As the Public Action Committee (PAC) of the Naga Council Dimapur begins its exercise against illegal collection from commercial vehicles at entry points to Dimapur, here’s an exercise that every citizen can follow.  Over the six…
  • The Ban on Single-use Plastic
    Dr. Asangba Tzudir   The total ban on single-use plastics in Nagaland by the Government will come into effect from September 18, 2019. This ban is enforced with the larger objective of eradicating the menace of plastics and the serious…
  • Re-describing the ‘elephant’
    Witoubou Newmai   A society engaging with a movement fits in the parable of the blind men describing an elephant once the proliferated divisions of the society failed to look beyond their respective limited experiences, while snubbing the…
  • Positive but unhealthy 
    How happy are children in Nagaland? If one goes by recent ‘India Child Well-being Report,’ they are revealed to be contended or at least relatively well protected and live in an environment generating high ‘positive relationships.’ Nagaland topped…
  • Clear and Present Danger
    Dr. Asangba Tzudir   The Need for Intellectuals’ Voice    “The general population doesn’t know what’s happening, and it doesn’t even know that it doesn’t know.” – Noam Chomsky The above quote by Chomsky is an apt reflection of the times, where…
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