Horrific crimes

Horrifying stories of sexual abuse of minor girls have been tumbling out of the cupboard one after the other in recent times, first allegedly by a priest from Kerala and then accusations against Bihar officials and a minister’s husband for…

MV Act

The laws governing motor vehicles and transport in the country are not only obsolete but also lack provisions required for fast motorization and efficient management of the public transport system. It has been felt for a long time that the…

Renew pledge

While the customary speeches and invocation coming from the national leadership, on the eve of 72nd Independence Day, are ritualistically supposed to convey a feel-good message the reality on the ground does not fully square up with that imaginary scenario.…

No accountability

Inequalities in educational institutions run by the governments at the centre or the states can never be starker in light of the Swach Bharat campaign launched by no less a person than the Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself. Majority of…

Fatal roads

No sight is perhaps more painful than seeing an ambulance with warning lights and sirens trying to make way through a traffic jam in our narrow potholed roads. Such sightings are more regular in Kohima and Dimapur. The misfortune is…

Stinking system

It remains to be seen in the long wait of hope that transparency and probity are given prominence with no compromise of any nature in making appointments in our State which otherwise is reeling under the menace of corruption. In…

HIV challenge

The recent report of the United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) does not paint a grim picture for the joint war of many countries against the killer virus. India also appears to have made progress in controlling the…

Our problem

Mayhem of the mindless development is crippling Nagaland by way of reducing green cover, thereby taking a heavy toll on the sponge character of the State and its fragile ecology. Today landslides due to heavy rains across the State have…

Rising NPAs

Already facing increased pressure for reduction of Non-Performing Assets (NPAs), the Public Sector Banks (PSBs) in the country are likely to experience the worst in the months to come as the NDA-government refuses to take the issues seriously. The political…

Media exposed

The two-part cobrapost sting operation on big media houses earlier this year was a damning indictment of the media. Shocking videos surfaced on youtube of the sting revealing heads of host of organizations including Times of India and India Today…