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Youth Scripting Success Stories

Repeating the impressive performance of 2023, four candidates from Nagaland — Tolino Chishi, Alemyim Isaac, Imsurenla Longkumer and Chubalemba B Chang — have made the state proud by cracking the UPSC civil services examination, the result...

18 Apr 2024

Quest for a Hepatitis-Free India

The Global Hepatitis report 2024, recently released by the World Health Organisation (WHO), should serve as a wake-up call for India as the country has the second-highest prevalence of the disease globally. The infectious disease caused nearly a lakh...

18 Apr 2024

Ruling BJP Treads Carefully

The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has released its much-awaited 2024 general election manifesto, a vital policy blueprint that reflects a political party’s vision and approach towards governance if elected to power. Seeking a popular mandate ...

16 Apr 2024

Turbulence in the Sky

Notwithstanding the spectacular rise of domestic air passenger traffic over the past two years, affordable air travel still remains a distant dream in India as most airlines are driven by profitability and do not take cost-sensitive consumers into co...

14 Apr 2024

Every Vote Counts

With the Lok Sabha election campaign gaining momentum ahead of the polling, which will commence on April 19, political parties and coalitions, especially the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) led by the BJP and the newly formed Indian Nationa...

11 Apr 2024

Combating Sluggish FDI inflow

Despite being the fastest growing economy in the world, India has been struggling hard to attract foreign direct investments (FDI) for the past few years. As a matter of fact, FDI equity inflow has contracted by 22 per cent in 2022-23 and till Decemb...

10 Apr 2024

Manifestos: Walking the Talk

The Indian National Congress has released its manifesto ahead of the crucial general elections to the 18th Lok Sabha, which is just days away, while the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is yet to do so. The Internet may have drastically changed th...

09 Apr 2024

India’s Doping Menace

India’s dream of becoming a ‘sporting nation’ may remain unfulfilled as in its recent report the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) claimed that the country is leading the list for doping violations. Further, WADA has also found India to be the se...

09 Apr 2024

Election Manifestos:  Populism Versus Pragmatism

The core of every election manifesto is bound to be welfare and development as the document is meant to woo the electorate for good showing at the hustings. So, political parties leave no stone unturned to lure maximum number of voters in their favou...

08 Apr 2024

Achieving Drug-Free Utopia

Successive Nagaland governments have expressed concern over the drug menace in the state and vowed to eradicate it, but we have seen only limited success in this campaign as banned substances continue to flow into the state, besides Dimapur becoming ...

04 Apr 2024

Addressing Societal Imbalances

Notwithstanding the massive urbanisation push during the last few years, 60 per cent of the country’s population still live in rural areas, devoid of basic facilities. So, if India is serious about its quest to become a developed nation, the urban-...

03 Apr 2024

Safe Environment for Female Athletes

Just when women’s football is beginning to garner traction and popularity in India amid the number of players witnessing a significant increase over the years, a major controversy has hit it hard. Two female footballers from Himachal Pradesh-based ...

02 Apr 2024

Ecological challenges in Himalayas

Ecological degradation in the Himalayan region is a matter of grave concern as it is prone to disasters such as earthquakes, landslides, cloudbursts, flash-floods, forest fires, etc., yet, numerous construction works have been taken up in the region ...

02 Apr 2024

Violation of Financial Propriety

Reckless spending of public money goes against the very ideals of good governance as it affects the financial health of the nation. But announcing ‘freebies’ to woo the electorate has become regular practice over the years in India. It is in clea...

31 Mar 2024

The AFSPA Ordeal

As expected, the Ministry of Home Affairs has once again extended the controversial Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) in certain areas of Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh for another six months, with effect from April 1. Some areas have been re...

28 Mar 2024

Tapping Regional Prowess

The North East Games, erstwhile North East Olympic Games, may be just three editions old but it has become an important platform for sportspersons from the region to showcase their talent and garner the much-needed experience to compete at higher lev...

26 Mar 2024

Ensuring Quality Healthcare for All

The Supreme Court’s recent directive on proper enforcement of Clinical Establishment rules may pave the way for affordable treatment in the country. Under the rules, it is mandatory for hospitals to notify the rates of various medical treatments. B...

24 Mar 2024

Retaining Own, Attracting Others

The All-India Survey of Higher Education for the academic session 2021-22, which was released by the Ministry of Education earlier this year, showed a positive trend in the gross enrolment ratio (GER) over the years, with the national average touchin...

21 Mar 2024

Championing Women’s Cricket in India

India’s trophy drought at ICC tournaments may end later this year in the forthcoming T-20 Cricket World Cup for Women to be held in Bangladesh, if Indian women cricketers continue to exhibit their cricketing skills in the same manner as they have d...

20 Mar 2024

Nurturing Northeast’s Sporting Prowess

The much-awaited North East Games 2024, which Nagaland is hosting for the first time, has begun. The region’s biggest sporting extravaganza may have failed to garner the deserved attention in the national media in view of the upcoming Lok Sabha ele...

19 Mar 2024

Prioritising Healthcare in Rural India

Very soon the country may get over a hundred new medical colleges which will go very far in reducing the country’s current doctor, patient ratio. According to reports, the National Medical Council (NMC) has already received 112 applications seeking...

19 Mar 2024

Battle Between Cohesive & Disjointed Units

With the sounding of poll bugle, it’s time to assess the strength and weaknesses of the two major political fronts in India vying for power in the ensuing elections. Among these formations, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic A...

17 Mar 2024

Navigating exams, scams, future

Students who have completed classes 10 and 12 board examinations will have to make one of the most crucial decisions in their lives that can change their fate, that is, choosing the course or stream. Parents, too, share the burden as they are concern...

14 Mar 2024

Prioritising Agriculture in India

Changing climate patterns may prove to be a major obstacle for Indian farmers if adequate measures are not taken at the earliest to make agriculture in India sustainable and viable. The farming community in the country have begun to experience the ef...

13 Mar 2024

Smooth Journey, Smooth Progress

Road is one sector that the people of Nagaland have been urging the state government to give utmost importance to. Many even take to social media to make their voices heard and express their displeasure by showing visuals of deplorable road condition...

12 Mar 2024

Examining Bengaluru’s Water Crisis

Although known as the ‘garden city of India’ Bengaluru may soon run out of water as more than 50 per cent of the city’s borewells have gone dry, causing unprecedented distress to the local populace. The local administration has washed its hands...

12 Mar 2024

Ensuring Socio-Economic Security for India’s Elderly

The Niti Aayog has advised the government to prepare a roadmap for the welfare of the elderly population in the country as the percentage of senior citizens will increase to 20 per cent from the present 8.6 per cent by 2050. It’s a pity that despit...

10 Mar 2024

Empowerment Beyond Platitudes

That time of the year when politicians portray themselves as champions of women’s cause by talking about gender equality and highlighting government schemes for girls, while crimes against women continue unabated; and when scholars, activists, femi...

08 Mar 2024

Improving the Standard of Indian Cricket

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has taken a tough stand on cricketers refusing to participate in domestic tournaments. Recently, the BCCI dropped two players from the list of central contracts as both skipped this year’s Ranji Trop...

07 Mar 2024

Protecting Nature’s Bounty

Sensing visible threat posed by irresponsible human activities like hunting and illegal wildlife trade across the globe, which could drive numerous animal and plant species into extinction as well as disrupt the ecosystem, the United Nations General ...

06 Mar 2024
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