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Hurdles Before Indian Economy

In the second quarter of the ongoing fiscal, the Indian economy registered 6.3 per cent growth, which is nowhere near its first quarter growth rate of 13 per cent. The dip in the GDP growth rate throws light on the strong and weak points of the India...

07 Dec 2022

Dribbling Ahead

From allegations of bribes being paid for hosting rights to One Love armband to criticism of human rights over treatment of migrant workers, women and LGBT in Qatar, to autumn-winter slot against the conventional June-July schedule at the cost of maj...

06 Dec 2022

Inspiring Underdogs

Plenty of unexpected results from the ongoing Fifa World Cup 2022 are indicative of the narrowing gap between footballing giants and underdogs. It will not be an exaggeration to say that contests in every group match, unlike the past, have made it tr...

04 Dec 2022

Spurring Economic Growth

Recent data has alarmingly revealed that in the first six months of the ongoing fiscal, the combined capital expenditure (CapEx) of 19 major states of the country including Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Gujarat stands at only...

01 Dec 2022

A United Celebration

The past two years were forgettable for tourists, who had been planning to visit Nagaland during the Hornbill Festival. The COVID-19 pandemic played spoilsport in 2020, before the festivities were cut short last year due to the tragic shooting incide...

30 Nov 2022

Back to the Grassroots

If Rahul Gandhi sincerely wants to build a new Congress, the power-brokers of the party need to be replaced. By doing so, Rahul will not only be able to bring back the party’s lost glory, but will also be fulfilling his late father’s promise to s...

28 Nov 2022

India’s Women Marching Forward

It may sound unlikely, but the fact remains that the number of women entrepreneurs in India have increased considerably since 2014. According to a recent report, the number of women-owned businesses have surged nearly 20 per cent in the last five yea...

27 Nov 2022

Rejuvenating India’s PSUs

For an extended period of time now no major private investment has been made in India despite various sops offered by the government. The state of private investment in India is so abysmal that some time ago Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman ...

23 Nov 2022

Public Ownership and Responsibility

For Kohima, the capital city that was placed among the dirtiest urban settlements, as per the nationwide urban cleanliness survey Swachh Survekshan in 2020 as well as gained notoriety for theft of beautification items like flower pots placed on roads...

22 Nov 2022

Another Empty Climate Promise?

Notwithstanding the decision to set up a loss and damage fund, there is not much to remark on the recently concluded UN climate talks as many crucial questions still remain unanswered. The meet, which was supposed to pick up the thread of unresolved ...

21 Nov 2022

Bridging India-ASEAN Ties

Despite massive potential, the economic and strategic cooperation between India and southeast nations is yet to reach expected heights. Many international relationship experts blame India’s west-centric foreign policy for lukewarm relationships wit...

20 Nov 2022

Quest for Sporting Excellence

here was an air of uncertainty surrounding the North East Olympic Games after the second edition of the sporting event, which was originally scheduled to be held in Arunachal Pradesh, was derailed in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic until Meghalaya ...

18 Nov 2022

Curbing Emissions with Electronic Vehicles

With an aim to reduce vehicular emissions which contributes nearly 25 per cent of total emissions, India’s effort to switch to electric vehicles (EV) may bear fruit soon, according to a recent report. The said report has predicted that the sector...

16 Nov 2022

Safeguarding Press Freedom

National Press Day is observed on November 16 every year to acknowledge the Press Council of India, a statutory body which was instituted on this day in 1966 to monitor the quality of reportage, maintain credibility of the press by checking if journa...

16 Nov 2022

Politics Muddling Indian Cricket

Too many experiments with team formation was a major contributor to the failure of the star-studded Indian cricket team in the ICC T20 World Cup. For the last two years, numerous cricketers were picked, only to be dropped after a game or two. As a re...

13 Nov 2022

Tackling the Climate Threat

United Nations (UN) Secretary General Antonio Guterres aptly stated that “we are on a highway to climate hell with our foot on the accelerator,” during his speech at the COP27 summit. But instead of taking a vow to save our planet from destructio...

10 Nov 2022

Lagging Social Development

India may have made significant strides in various fields, including science and technology, infrastructure, education and economy over the years but is lagging behind in social development with crime rates, especially against women and children cont...

09 Nov 2022

Dissecting By-Poll Results

Prior to the crucial assembly polls in Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat, electoral prospects of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) gets a boost as the party has won four out of seven seats in the recently held by-elections across six states. Clearly, these...

07 Nov 2022

Air Pollution: No Respite for Delhiites

As usual, there is no respite from air pollution for Delhi residents as with the onset of winter air quality in the national capital has once again dipped to an alarming level. Although the government has taken a few steps to control pollution levels...

06 Nov 2022

Achieving True Empowerment

“It is a tribute to the power of our democracy that a daughter born in a poor house in a remote tribal area can reach the highest constitutional position in India. That I attained the post of President is not my personal achievement, it is the achi...

04 Nov 2022

Safety First: Preventing Avoidable Tragedies

In yet another tragic incident, 141 precious lives were lost in the collapse of the hanging bridge at Morbi in Gujarat as a result of overcrowding. From the turn of events, it is evident that some unscrupulous elements in a bid to make quick money ar...

02 Nov 2022

A Significant 150 Years

It’s been one-and-a-half century since the seed of Christianity was sown in Nagaland, for which the Ao Baptist Arogo Mungdang (ABAM) is commemorating the sesquicentennial event. It is a special occasion not only for the ABAM but also for the people...

01 Nov 2022

The Climate Battle

The recent Climate Transparency Report by experts in G-20 nations have predicted a grim future for India. According to the said report, amongst G-20 nations India will be most impacted by global warming with its productivity, employment and economic ...

31 Oct 2022

A Step in the Right Direction

In a country where gender discrimination is highly prevalent in every sphere of life, BCCI’s decision to bring pay parity amongst men and women cricketers for representing the country should be welcomed. It is definitely the first concrete step tow...

30 Oct 2022

Playing With Fire: Safety Takes a Back Seat

The massive fire incident that reduced as many as 700 shops to ashes in Naharlagun, Arunachal Pradesh earlier this week exposed the utter unpreparedness of the fire personnel, concerned department and the government in dealing with such emergencies. ...

27 Oct 2022

RTI: Fundamental Right of Citizens

The Right to Information Act (RTI) empowers citizens to seek answers from the government. With the help of this Act, citizens can pursue information on the government’s decisions, activities and policies. The Act was enacted in India 17-years ago i...

26 Oct 2022

Proactive Animal Welfare

As many as 16 mobile veterinary units (MVUs) were inaugurated in Nagaland under the government of India’s Livestock Health and Disease Control programme which was initiated with an aim to improve animal health through vaccination, capacity building...

25 Oct 2022

World Economy in Peril

It’s time to review the merits of ‘neoliberalism’ as the world economy is fast threatening to slip into recession in the wake of the dual impact of the pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine war. The fear of another economic crisis has highlighted the...

24 Oct 2022

Indicator of India’s Political Future

After the festive season, India will enter election season with an assembly election in Himachal Pradesh on November 12. This will be followed by polls in states like Gujarat, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan in a very short span...

23 Oct 2022

Challenging Road Ahead for Kharge

With the Gandhis not contesting in the recently concluded Indian National Congress presidential election, the campaign ahead of the polls was more energetic than what was witnessed in the past two decades. By electing Mallikarjun Kharge as its chief,...

21 Oct 2022