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November 2012

llegal immigration

There is a difference of opinion between Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio on the issue of illegal immigration from Bangladesh into the North- east. Gogoi says that the influx is not a major problem.…

3-tier ID Card again? Dear me!

Editor, In "The 3 Tier ID Card: How does it work?" (ST NOV 28, 2012), Mr. Toki Blah has merely rehashed, with some new ideas borrowed from my article "Making sense of the ILP" (ST NOV 15, 2012), his earlier write-up - "The comprehensive…

Meghalaya’s landless population: Who cares?

By Patricia Mukhim The news that Meghalaya has the highest number of landless tribals in the country (ST November 24) does not surprise us. I had written in these columns a couple of weeks ago that landlessness will be the biggest challenge…

Amend the constitution to make India

By Anirudh Prakash A post-ideological democratic state, in which this writer would include the US, the UK and India, among some others, is usually animated in its internal politics positively by values and negatively by opportunism. When in…

Ponting calls time on prolific Test career

Perth: Ricky Ponting, one of the finest batsmen in contemporary cricket and Australia's middle order bulwark for years, announced his retirement from international cricket on Thursday, bringing down the curtains on an illustrious career…

Tributes pour in for ‘Punter’

Perth: Australia's Parliament temporarily halted proceedings while current and former cricketers from across the world paid rich tributes to batting legend Ricky Ponting after he announced his retirement on Thursday. "Congrats to Ricky…