Trading economy

Horticulture and crafts – the pillars of our economy – is likely to pale into insignificance if compared with the incremental contribution of construction industry to the growth of the State’s domestic product. If we were to look at the…

Right to information

The arrest and detention of Julian Assange, founder of the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks, has renewed the global debate on balancing freedom of speech and expression or right to information with considerations towards national security of a country. It has also…

Restore credibility

The Election Commission of India has finally woken up to huge opposition criticism over its inaction on comments that politicise the armed forces. Such statements are being regularly made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah during…

Electoral bonds

It is impossible to weed out corruption from India without cleansing the affairs of the political parties which primarily rely on secret funding. It is for this reason that Supreme Court interim order on the petition seeking a ban on…

Support entrepreneurship

There is no doubt in anyone’s mind that our state of fers boundless opportunities in agriculture, horticulture, food, clothing, tourism, handicrafts, and other untapped resources. And it is also true that fostering entrepreneurship here has been a challenge for decades. Most…

Impervious

Fortunately, Nagaland voted for the Lok Sabha elections in the first phase on April 11. No doubt, the Election Commission of India (ECI) has factored in the multiplicity of considerations for selection of constituencies across the country for each of…

Eyes on ECI

Lackadaisical approach of the Election Commission of India (ECI) in taking action against the ruling BJP-government for violation of Model Code of Conduct (MCC) on major issues including NaMo Television channel airing, spread of NaMo App and cash seizure is…

Losing credibility

An apex body of 22,000-odd companies, Central Association of Private Security Industry (CASPI), leveling serious allegations of having been defrauded by a BJP MP owned company should act as an eye-opener for the Election Commission of India (ECI). This is…

RBI circular

The Supreme Court (SC) decision to quash a circular issued by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on resolution of loans that have become bad over a period of time is definitely a setback to the evolving process for debt…

SC verdict on Rafale

The Supreme Court decision to consider the veracity of the documents filed in petitions and published in the media challenging the Rafale fighter aircraft deal is definite rebuff to the present BJP-government’s attempts to prevent judicial scrutiny of these papers.…