SC hearing on gay sex

Going by the sequence of events that have been unfolding with the ongoing hearing before a 5-judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court, there are indications of a better understanding on the need for equal constitutional protection to all individuals…

Lethal combination

In the din of the seemingly “more important issues”, the very lives and limbs of women and children are often relegated to the background in Nagaland ~ and often pushed down the precipice of societal peripheries into a bottomless ravine.…

Political ploy

The centre does not appear to be serious in tackling the agrarian crisis facing the farmers in the country. Farmers had even resorted to strikes in different parts of the country to air their plight to no avail. Rather union…

Adulterated system

When we talk of adulteration the first thing that comes to mind is the food. Food adulteration is a big threat to the consumer. For quite some time now it has become a hot topic following detection of Formalin in…

Skill building

PB Acharya since he became the Governor of Nagaland has not missed out any opportunity to stress the need for skill education in the State. Last Thursday again, the Governor reiterated the need to supplement conventional education with skill courses…

Murderers honoured

The felicitation of murderers by union minister Jayant Sinha, who recently posed with six garlanded men out on bail after being convicted for lynching a person in Jharkhand, in the name of cow protection is not only shocking but is…

Political-corporate nexus

The Supreme Court’s notice to the central government earlier this month on a plea with respect to flaws in the recent amendments to the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA), 2010 that have opened the doors to unlimited political donations from…

Existing bias

The shocking and highly condemnable kidnapping and rape of a 7-year old girl, as well as inflicting severe injuries on her body, in Madhya Pradesh (Mandsaur) once again highlights the issue of safety of girls and women in this country.…

Caught unprepared again

Once again nature’s fury has knocked our doors. A few millimetres of rain, and we are faced with roadblocks, landslides, etc. drawing our life out of gear. National Highway-29 between State capital Kohima and Dimapur and to Imphal remains cut…

Powerless people

The State Power Department remains incorrigible. Inefficiency and incompetence apart, even corruption apart; the department has become a festering sore with no hope of a cure at hand. The see saw rhythm of “coming” and “going” of electric supply, independent…