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Delhi’s Deteriorating Air Quality

Every year with the onset of winter, the national capital Delhi becomes a gas chamber, affecting thousands of people, especially young children and those with severe lung diseases. Though it has become an annual affair, so far no concerted effort has...

17 Oct 2021

Speech of Yilow Humtsoe, Acting President of Naga National Council (Parent Body) on the occasion of the 70th Naga National Martyrs’ Day observation

Dear Naga people,  I on behalf of the Naga National Council (Parent Body) in prayer and petition to God Almighty remember and observe the 70th year of the National Martyrs’ Day. I salute all the Naga martyrs who bravely stood, fought and sacri...

17 Oct 2021

3 in 10 People Globally Don’t Have Basic Handwashing Facilities at Home — Unicef

United Nations, Oct. 16 (IANS): Globally, around three in 10 people, or 2.3 billion, do not have handwashing facilities with water and soap available at home, the Unicef said. The situation is worst in the least developed countries, with over six in ...

16 Oct 2021

Kids Act as Spreaders of Covid, Emerging Variants — Study

New York, Oct. 15 (IANS): Infants, children and adolescents are equally capable of carrying high levels of live and replicating SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing Covid-19, in their respiratory secretions, researchers have confirmed in a new study, empha...

16 Oct 2021

Turbulent Weather Ahead for Tata Group

After acquiring Air India, the challenge before the Tata Group is to turn the bleeding enterprise into a profitable one. Beyond a doubt, the task is not an easy one considering the challenges that the civil aviation industry is facing at present. Wit...

13 Oct 2021

Proud To Be a Teacher

Good morning to all. “Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.” It is said that knowledge is power. Knowledge liberates. By educating ourselves, humanity is liberated ...

13 Oct 2021

Minimising Wastage: An Environment-friendly Behaviour

We all have come across words or items like wastage, garbage, sewage, electronic waste, solid waste, biomedical waste, chemical waste, industrial waste, time waste, etc. One of the pressing needs of the modern era is ‘how to manage waste’. We all...

13 Oct 2021

How Your Emotional Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic Changed Your Behavior and Your Sense of Time

Philip Gable, University of Delaware and Chris Wendel, University of Alabama The COVID-19 pandemic, now in its 19th month, has meant different things to different people. For some, it’s meant stress over new school and work regimes, or anxiety over...

12 Oct 2021

Prioritising Mental Health

Mental fitness was often ignored and still is despite the important role it plays in improving quality of life. It has been overshadowed by physical fitness for decades though it is equally important and the two are deeply interconnected. The fact th...

12 Oct 2021

Of ‘Diminished’ Comrades and Congress

By Nirendra Dev India has sought quicker extradition of Kim Peter Davy alias Niels Holck, from Denmark. This happened on the diplomatic stage when Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen was in India and holding bilateral talks with her Indian counte...

11 Oct 2021

Why Covid Vaccines Did Not Win Science Nobel This Year

New York, Oct. 10 (IANS): Despite high hopes that one of the Nobel committees would recognise vaccination research that has saved countless lives by being delivered to billions of people, this year’s science Nobels instead went to fundamental a...

10 Oct 2021

A Theological Reflection on Covid-19

Covid-19 is real and it has just altered our way of living! But can you imagine there are still people who think that Covid-19 and vaccine are just scams! Yes, for a long time, approximately 100 years, the world did not experience the likes of Covid-...

09 Oct 2021

Financing Entrepreneurship

The Securitisation and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Securities Interest Act (Sarfaesi Act) has been a hot topic of discussion for a while now in Nagaland. The economic distress caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and the growing ...

07 Oct 2021

No Need for Sarfaesi Act In Nagaland

What is SARFAESI Act 2002 ? The Securitization and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Securities Interest Act. In short if a person takes a loan from the  bank  and cannot pay back the loan, then the bank under SARFAESI A...

06 Oct 2021

Pandora Papers: ‘It’s Time to Pursue Lawyers and Accountants Who Enable Tax Evasion’ – Offshore Tax Expert Q&A

Ronen Palan, City, University of London Many of the world’s richest and most powerful people are in the spotlight once more for using secretive tax havens and corporate structures to hide wealth and avoid paying taxes. The Pandora papers is the thi...

06 Oct 2021

Cancer of Tax Evasion

Tax evaders have no right to seek pardon as such acts create huge ‘inequality of wealth’ in the society. This act denies the downtrodden a chance to come forward and to catch up with the rest of the society. The offenders should be given exemplar...

06 Oct 2021

Nagaland in Coffee Map

The world began October with a cup of coffee, celebrating International Coffee Day on the first day of the month to recognise the farmers, baristas and shop owners for serving the beverage to millions of people who begin and end their day with it. Th...

05 Oct 2021

China’s Aggressive Expansionism Is No Balm for Century of Humiliation

By N C Bipindra The fourth-largest empire in the world at its time, the Qing dynasty lasted for almost three centuries commencing 1634. It was not only the largest but also the last dynasty in Imperial Chinese history. Its true downfall began in 1839...

05 Oct 2021

What Is Philosophy? Why Not Philosophy in Nagaland?

The term Philosophy means “love of wisdom”. In a broader sense, it is the study of the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality, and existence, especially when considered as an academic discipline; it is closely related to values, reason, mind, l...

04 Oct 2021

Careers: Recruiters Code and the Top Job Assured

Recruitment strategy turns talent centric. Companies are constantly on the search for talented individuals who can contribute significantly to the organisation. Which involves employing people who can handle majority of tasks in a systematic and effi...

04 Oct 2021

How Feasible Is a European Union Army?

Proposals for a European Union (EU) army have re-emerged after the Afghan fiasco – but many member states still remain ‘hard to convince, about its feasibility. By Asad Mirza It seems that the EU has learnt the lessons of the abrupt end of the US...

04 Oct 2021

Nutrition is Crucial

Nutrition is universally regarded as the key to progress and thus becomes an important aspect of nation building. A country suffering from malnutrition cannot achieve anything big if the citizens are suffering from various diseases due to malnutritio...

04 Oct 2021

Senate Hearings Do Not Explain Causes of American Shame

By Saeed Naqvi The US top brass was on one of its frequent visits to the confessional, the Senate Armed Services Committee, revealing just enough to reassure the American people that they have an open system. Defence Secretary Gen. Lloyd Austin must ...

03 Oct 2021

Combating Gender Discrimination in Sports

The decision of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), the custodian of the laws of cricket to replace the male-centric term batsman with batter, is merely cosmetic in nature. Surely, the decision to banish the term will not help much in erasing the exis...

03 Oct 2021

Being Good at Maths Might Help You Become Great at Sports – Emma Raducanu Showed Us Why

Laurence Shaw, Nottingham Trent University Following her triumph in the recent US Open tennis tournament, Emma Raducanu was interviewed by Chinese media outlet CGTN and revealed that maths was her favourite subject at school. Raducanu told the interv...

02 Oct 2021