A tragedy

The manner in which the investigations into the Amritsar railway tragedy are becoming a casualty to politicking and game of accusation and counter accusation is a sad reflection of the scant regard for issues of safety and loss of precious…

Towards sustainability

Sustainability is a fairly recent concept which has gained focus and momentum over the past decade. Most of us are intrigued by this buzzword, and trying to understand what it means. The academic definition of sustainability is “the process of…

Aadhaar verdict

Though with clear dissenting voices within the five-judge bench, the Supreme Court has virtually upheld the constitutional legality of both the unique identification project and the Aadhaar Act 2016, which was passed as a money bill. Though the final verdict,…

No quality

With another final round of exams just around the corner with the end of academic year for our students, let us look at how our children are taught in their respective institutions. It has often been said that rote-learning is…

Key sectors overlooked

Over the years, politicians have been telling us that a reassuring political consensus is emerging for the state’s viable economic-roadmap. But little has changed and our state has not gone beyond its excessive reliance for its economic and financial needs…

Deadly roads

Death of 4 persons and injuries to 10 others in a road accident near Zuketsa under Pfutsero Sub-Division of Phek District a week back (Oct 8) is both unfortunate and tragic. The precious lives of the passengers were lost and…

Ayushman Bharat

Touted as one of the biggest health schemes in the world, Ayushman Bharat rolled out by the BJP-government some weeks back, faces the challenge of higher budgetary allocation and implementation of the campaign to cover a large population for health…

Stuck in traffic

Traffic jams in Dimapur on Monday (Oct 15) was unending almost throughout the day, particularly the route leading to the town. The jam began early morning from the school going hours, with students stuck in the jam for more than…

Dangerous politics

The continuing violence in Gujarat against migrant labourers after the rape of a minor girl allegedly by a labourer from Bihar shows once again the ugly manner in which sexual assault cases will be used not to seek justice but…

Ayodhya suit

The refusal by the Supreme Court to refer some selected questions of law in Ram Janambhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute to a larger Bench appears to have set the stage for final hearing in the appeals against the Allahabad High Court’s compromise…