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…

Political education

Today when we are just a click away from anything we wish to know, education and knowledge in itself have taken a different meaning. Things are thought for us and what is often presented as genuine knowledge is merely an…

SC ruling

The Supreme Court early this week has restored and reaffirmed the primary role played by the ‘representative government’ in the National Capital territory by ruling that the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi has no independent decision making power. The ruling also…

Random transfers & postings

Transfers and postings of officers in our State administration on frequent basis do not appear to augur well for the Government as well as the people. This exercise appears to have become an industry for the ministers and politicians, who…

Inadequacies of laws

Outrage and campaigns are not enough if sexual violence has to be tackled. Nor are amendments to laws or ordinances that push for stringent punishments for rapists. The issue of sexual violence is too rampant, too deep-rooted and far too…

Plastic problem

India appears to have faltered in formulating a clear policy and check pollution caused by waste plastic and polythene bags that have been used indiscriminately in delivering articles to the consumers during the past few decades. Unfortunately, lack of planning…