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New Testing Plan Needed to Fight Covid

As lockdowns continue to be the most frequently-resorted-to response strategy to the threat of Covid-19, governments world-over face a difficult trade-off between saving lives, and saving the economy. In India, the lock-down has imposed debilitating ...

20 Apr 2020

Wake Up Call – NSCN

It is shocking to learn that the Nagaland state has been found on wrong footing after the much hyped preparation to tackle the highly contagious Covid-19 tumbled. The patient of Marwari Patti who was tested positive is a point of case that has expose...

14 Apr 2020

Heroes Don’t Die – A Tribute to Late Kaka Iralu

Heroes don’t die, they only get bigger after they make their exit. And that’s Athi Kaka Iralu’s story in a sentence. Athi Kaka (Athi is a Tenyidie word used to address one’s spouse’s older sibling) was and will always be a hero to those who...

12 Apr 2020

Flashing News: Jesus is Risen! He is Alive!

In our generation something extra ordinary is happening; the entire world is seized by the dreaded Covid-19. Amidst this dreadedness the flashing news in the world this morning reads: “Jesus is Risen! He is Alive!” Easter is the greatest and most...

12 Apr 2020

Easter Message 2020

Dear friends in Christ, Let me begin this message wishing you all a very happy and grace-filled Easter! Let the hope of the Risen Lord continue to throw life and light in our path of life. Shout with joy “Alleluia! Christ is risen!” Resurrection ...

12 Apr 2020

Dual Fight for NE Migrants in Mainland India: Novel Covid-19 Pandemic and Contemporary Racism

When the whole universe has a tough battle against the pandemic, the Northeast students and migrants in mainland India has to double their fights- one with Covid-19 pandemic and racism (contemporary racism) in particular. The novel coronavirus pandem...

11 Apr 2020

The Risen Christ Appears in Spirit to Every Home Today

(1 Cor. 15: 3-8) Have you ever seen a dead person coming back to life? If not, have you ever been told by your grandparents/great grandparents such a story of a dead man who came to life and continued to live? I am sure your answer is No, because hum...

11 Apr 2020

This Too Shall Pass…

Introduction Due to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, every Christian faithful has been praying at home, and some Churches are streaming Church Services online amid lockdown. More than 135 countries are affected; more than 17 lacks of people...

11 Apr 2020

Climate change could cause abrupt biodiversity losses this century

Christopher Trisos, University of Cape Town and Alex Pigot, UCL The impacts of climate change on species and ecosystems are already evident. Poleward shifts in the geographic distributions of species, catastrophic forest fires and mass bleaching of c...

09 Apr 2020

Time alone (chosen or not) can be a chance to hit the reset button

Solitude has become a topic of fascination in modern Western societies because we believe it is a lost art – often craved, yet so seldom found. It might seem as if we ought to walk away from society completely to find peaceful moments for ourselves...

08 Apr 2020

Social distancing works – just ask lobsters, ants and vampire bats

Dana Hawley, Virginia Tech and Julia Buck, University of North Carolina Wilmington Social distancing to combat COVID-19 is profoundly impacting society, leaving many people wondering whether it will actually work. As disease ecologists, we know that ...

07 Apr 2020

Letter of Appeal For Regional Cooperation and Solidarity

Our respect and appreciation to you all for the leadership shown during this critical time and proactively working towards combating and controlling the spread of Covid-19 in the region. At this juncture, people hailing from the Northeast who have mi...

07 Apr 2020

How do viruses mutate and jump species? And why are ‘spillovers’ becoming more common?

Steve Wylie, Murdoch University Viruses are little more than parasitic fragments of RNA or DNA. Despite this, they are astonishingly abundant in number and genetic diversity. We don’t know how many virus species there are, but there could be trilli...

06 Apr 2020

How Mandela stayed fit: from his ‘matchbox’ Soweto home to a prison cell

Gavin Evans, Birkbeck, University of London The spread of the coronavirus has forced millions all over the world to retreat to base and abandon outdoor exercise and gym sessions. If they own a big house and garden, it’s manageable, but many live in...

06 Apr 2020

Massive Stimulus Needed to Combat Covid-19

By Ajit Ranade Despite bitter political bickering, the United States passed its highest ever relief package to support the economy. It is valued at 2.2 trillion dollars, and another one trillion is coming, if not more. That would make it nearly 15 pe...

01 Apr 2020

The world before this coronavirus and after cannot be the same

Ian Goldin, University of Oxford and Robert Muggah, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) With COVID-19 infections now evident in 176 countries, the pandemic is the most significant threat to humanity since the second world war. ...

30 Mar 2020

Naga Nation Prevails by God’s Grace

Republic Day Speech of Gen. (Retd.) Viyalie Metha, Kedahge, Federal Government of Nagaland at Kohima, Nagaland on 22nd March, 2020 My dear countrymen,Today the Naga Nation is celebrating the 65th Republic day as a nation whose God is the Lord to whom...

22 Mar 2020

Cannot Stay Rooted in Stagnant Past

Republic Day Message of His Excellency The President of the GPRN/NSCN, Gen. (Retd.) MB Neokpao Konyak. 21st March 2020. I give all Glory and Honour to our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ for His gracious love, mercy and sustenance of our people. He alo...

21 Mar 2020

Unite and Stand Together to Achieve Freedom

The Speech of Yilow Humtsoe, the Acting President of Naga National Council (Parent Body) on the occasion of Naga Republic Day of 22nd March 2020. Dear Naga people I praise God for the privilege to observe and celebrate the 64th Anniversary of Naga Na...

21 Mar 2020

Time for Naga People to Unite

Republic Day Speech by Brig. (Retd) S Singya, Kedahge, Federal Government of Nagaland on 22nd March 2020. My beloved Country Men and Women, It is a great honour and a privilege for me to address you on this historic occasion of the 65th Republic Day ...

21 Mar 2020

Appeal Youth and Student Bodies to Safeguard National Interests

Dear Fellow Nagas,Today, March 22, 2020is the 64th anniversary of the establishment of the Federal Republic Government of Nagaland (FGN). I therefore, most warmly greet all the Nagas on this auspicious day and offer my profoundest gratitude to Almigh...

20 Mar 2020

International Women’s Day 2020: Celebrating 25 Years of Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action of 1995

International Women’s Day is observed each year on 8th March to celebrate the “social, economic and political contributions” women have made to our world. It is the day to strengthen our commitment, to mobilize and to reflect on what needs to b...

06 Mar 2020

Need For Bridging the Rural-Urban Divide in India

An unfortunate aspect of our development experience has been the growing rural-urban divide. The rural-urban divide in India is so prominent that the income of an average person in the rural parts of India is less than even half of the urban counterp...

02 Mar 2020

World economy flashes red over coronavirus – with strange echoes of 1880s Yellow Peril hysteria

John Weeks, SOAS, University of London As the novel coronavirus pandemic continues to unfold, travel restrictions are being imposed around the world. China is the main target, with various countries including Australia, Canada and the US placing diff...

27 Feb 2020

We’re coming up with a new set of targets to protect the natural world. Here’s how

David Obura, The University of Queensland Science and scientists are converging around the knowledge that our planet, with us in the driver’s seat, is moving into the Anthropocene. This is a new geological epoch in which humanity’s actions are ch...

27 Feb 2020
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