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Scripting India’s Economic Rise

Indian economy will likely become the third largest economy of the world within four years from now surpassing the Japanese and German economies, according to the latest report published by financial institute Jefferies. On assessing the world econom...

25 Feb 2024

Fraudulent Acts Undermine Democracy

The integrity of the electronic voting system has become a talking point again following the controversy surrounding the recent Chandigarh mayoral election and the subsequent overturning of its results by the Supreme Court of India, with senior Congr...

22 Feb 2024

Tackling India’s Unemployment Crisis

Notwithstanding a robust growth rate, the Indian economy is facing the enormous challenge of providing adequate employment opportunities to the youth of the country. According to the latest quarterly periodic labour force survey, conducted by the Nat...

21 Feb 2024

Border Fence Shakes Trust

The trust earned by the government of India with various ethnic communities living in areas bordering Myanmar over the years has been shaken when Home Minister Amit Shah announced the Centre’s decision to suspend the “Free Movement Regime (FMR)...

20 Feb 2024

Tackling the Indian Railways’ Revenue Conundrum

It is high time that the Indian Railways is able to generate enough resources to funding infrastructure development projects to reduce dependence on central government for funds. Its present financial condition is so pathetic that without the central...

19 Feb 2024

Targeting NE India’s Economic Potential 

The parliamentary standing committee has recommended that the government take steps for the expansion of micro & small scale enterprises (MSME) in the Northeast. It has also suggested a number of measures that will expedite the growth of the said...

18 Feb 2024

Chills Signal Climate Crisis

Many Indian states, especially in the north and the northeast are gripped by cold wave, amid temperatures plummeting below normal levels this winter. According to the India Meteorological Department, Delhi recorded the second coldest winter in severa...

16 Feb 2024

Essentials of a Welfare State

The standing committee report on the Ministry of Jal Shakti –Department of Drinking Water & Sanitation has unearthed the harsh realities of the availability of clean water in rural India. According to the standing committee report, water in 19 ...

14 Feb 2024

Nurturing Sporting Dreams

The much-awaited Nagaland Olympic and Paralympic Games 2024 began with thousands of athletes from 16 districts of the state converging in Dimapur and Chümoukedima to vie for coveted medals and bring laurels to their respective districts. The competi...

14 Feb 2024

Need for Providing Basic Facilities

The standing committee report on the Ministry of Jal Shakti – Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation has unearthed the harsh realities about the availability of clean water in rural India. According to the standing committee report, about 19,0...

12 Feb 2024

Chasing India’s Green Dream

The burning issue of ending fossil fuel dependence in order to reduce global warming has become a point of contention between developed and developing nations. India is working hard to keep its promise of converting 30 per cent of its passenger fleet...

11 Feb 2024

Teacher Shortage Despite Surplus

Ironically, when thousands of students in the state are set to write HSLC and HSSLC examinations conducted by the Nagaland Board of School Education (NBSE), starting next week, the Yimkhiung apex student body (Yimkhiung Akheru Arihako) is protesting ...

08 Feb 2024

Poised for a Bright Future

Will India be able to fulfill its dream of becoming one of the world’s top three economies? While some economists have rubbished the dream by terming it absurd, others are of the opinion that it is achievable as the factors responsible for steady e...

07 Feb 2024

Myanmar’s Uncertain Future

As Myanmar marked three years of a military coup earlier this month, after the country’s army deposed the democratically elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi on February 1, 2021, the tide seems to have turned against the Tatmadaw since the pro-de...

06 Feb 2024

Thrust on Infrastructure Development

The bright spot of the interim budget presented by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on February 1 is the thrust on all three dimensions of infrastructure development — physical, social and digital. Increased spending on infrastructure ...

04 Feb 2024

Navigating Border Complexities

The recent announcement made by Home Minister Amit Shah that the government of India has decided to scrap the Free Movement Regime (FMR) and fence the entire Indo-Myanmar border like the Bangladesh border, has triggered an uproar in several north-eas...

31 Jan 2024

Saramati Fire a Warning Bell

No lessons seem to have been learned from past disasters as miscreants continue to play with fire, undermining the consequences wildfire could have on human beings, animals and nature. Last week, a large portion of Mount Saramati, the highest peak in...

30 Jan 2024

Advantage NDA

Nitish Kumar’s departure from the opposition alliance is a major blow to anti-BJP parties that recently joined together with the aim to defeat the saffron brigade in the forthcoming general election. With Nitish Kumar joining hands again, the rulin...

29 Jan 2024

Combatting the Climate Menace

With the number of earthquakes in the country increasing due to movement of the Indian tectonic plate, it is time to undertake serious precautionary measures on a war-footing to prevent possible catastrophic occurrences. According to scientists, the ...

29 Jan 2024

Limiting Children’s Screen Time

Health experts have been drawing attention to the risk posed by unrestricted screen time on children’s physical and mental health, amid reports of kids and adolescents from across the world significantly increasing their screen time over the years....

25 Jan 2024

Winter Flight Woes

Chaos at airports has become a routine affair in Indian airports during the winter season as flights often get delayed by several hours due to dense fog or low visibility. The problem may be more acute in northern India than other parts of the countr...

25 Jan 2024

Education and Gender Equality

The Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) 2023 titled “Beyond basics”, a nationwide citizen-led household survey conducted by civil society organisation Pratham, has revealed the status of children’s schooling and learning in rural India. Th...

24 Jan 2024

Ensuring Quality and Affordable Healthcare for All

Quality healthcare at affordable prices still remain a distant dream for the majority of people in the country, despite health schemes announced by the Center and state governments including Ayushman Bharat. A recent statistic has claimed that around...

21 Jan 2024

Milestone for Democracy

With over four billion people, which is more than half of the world’s population, eligible to cast their votes to choose their leaders across over 40 countries, it won’t be wrong to dub 2024 as democracy’s biggest year and a milestone in human ...

18 Jan 2024

Walking With Purpose

It has been more than a year since the Indian National Congress launched Bharat Jodo Yatra (Unite India March), the mass movement orchestrated by its leader Rahul Gandhi. The march, which started from Kanyakumari at the southern tip of India and conc...

16 Jan 2024

Unemployment Crisis

India’s growth story will remain incomplete if the country fails to provide employment for its youth. Although the unemployment rate in the country is said to have gone down in the July-September quarter of the ongoing fiscal, the issue is far from...

15 Jan 2024

The Climate Conundrum

With global warming reaching a tipping point, a rethink of the profit-driven economy has become necessary. Global climate change is causing immense and irrevocable harm to both people and nature. It is due to opposition from profit-seeking lobbyists ...

14 Jan 2024

Setting Realistic Goals

With the Lok Sabha elections just few months away, political parties have started gearing up for the crucial battle. For the Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA), the battle has already begun with seat-sharing negotiations among t...

12 Jan 2024

Striving for Economic Growth

Contrary to the uncertain global economic outlook, India by virtue of impressive growth rates during the last few years has emerged as the fastest growing economy in the world. This is no mean achievement considering the fact that the world has gone ...

10 Jan 2024

Translating Order into Action

The Power department has once again notified electricity consumers, including government offices, in Kohima and Dimapur to clear the bills on time, warning that it would carry out raids and disconnection drive for non-payment of electricity bills, po...

09 Jan 2024
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