Dangerous period

The crisis in world capitalism has encouraged fascism Prabhat Patnaik For over half a century after the Second World War, fascism had ceased to be a serious political force anywhere. There were, no doubt, many authoritarian, even murderous, regimes and…

A deepening crisis

Krishna Kumar The more necessary it seems, the less likely it gets. That is the story of public spending on education. In 1966, the Kothari Commission had said in its voluminous report that India should aim at spending 6% of…

Disability: The missing issue of Election 2018Features

Disability: The missing issue of Election 2018

Diethono Nakhro The election campaign cirus has been painting the own red with all the usual political dramas, bombastic rhetoric, tired promises we hear every election but which hardly ever see light of day and, of course, the mindless parroting…

Who is to blame for PNB fraud?

Sunil Gupta The blame game is on and various parties are trying hard to indict each other for the INR 11000 crore fraud. If there is something totally nonsensical in the aftermath of the unearthing of the scam, it is…

Improvement of city portion of Dimapur roads

DIMAPUR, JANUARY 16: Chief Minister TR Zeliang will lay the foundation stone for the project of improvement of city portion of Dimapur (Km 106.90 to Km 124.20) on NH No. 39 at Purana Bazar Junction on January 17 at 9…

Govt grants DA to employees

KOHIMA, JANUARY 16: The State Government said with the introduction of Nagaland Services (Revision of Pay) Rules, 2017 the government had granted the Dearness Allowance to its employees. In an Office Memorandum, the Government said the Dearness Allowance for the…

Patton rejoins BJP

KOHIMA, JANUARY 16: Former Home Minister, Y. Patton has rejoined the BJP after meeting senior saffron leaders, including Ram Madhav. Sources said Patton who was dropped recently from Chief Minister, T R Zeliang’s Government has rejoined the saffron party. Patton…

SC pulls up CBI’s SIT in Manipur fake encounters probe

The Supreme Court today came down heavily on the CBI’s SIT, probing alleged extra-judicial killings and fake encounters by the Army, Assam Rifles and police in insurgency- hit Manipur, for not registering the required number of FIRs as directed by…

Naga issue and dubious voters in Tripura delaying poll announcement

The pending peace settlement in Nagaland and the issue of alleged dubious voters in Tripura is delaying the announcement of poll dates for the three Northeastern states, including Meghalaya. The problem in Nagaland is that the State Government wants peace…

NPP gears up for Assembly polls in NagalandFeatures

NPP gears up for Assembly polls in Nagaland

DIMAPUR, JANUARY 6: The National People’s Party (NPP), which is geared up for the forthcoming Assembly polls in Nagaland, today expressed confidence that people of Nagaland would give it a chance. “I believe, in the present political situation in Nagaland,…