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HNLC threat and state response

It is in the nature of things that when a state government is perceived as weak and bedevilled by short term objectives then subversive forces tend to raise their ugly heads. In the past seven years of the MUA government the Hynniewtrep…

Exit polls and their reliability

The exit polls carried out on Sunday after the last vote was cast has predicted a win for the BJP-NDA alliance. Exits polls are the sum total of public opinion and what a voter informs the surveyor after he/she leaves the polling booth.…

‘ADVANTAGE’ BJP

Curiously, exit polls on Sunday predicted a clear win for the BJP in the Lok Sabha polls. When several agencies came up with similar conclusions, and since some opinion polls in the past had made correct projections, the claims this time…

BOFORS AND CBI 

It is a pity that India keeps investigating the Bofors case for decades, even as no lead has yet been established into one of the most sensational defence scams. The CBI was told by the trial court on Thursday that it needed no permission…

MDA’s illustrious advisors

An advisor is normally an expert in a particular field.  It could include persons with cross-functional and multi-disciplinary expertise.  The advisor is a mentor or guide and not a consultant. The latter is engaged because of his/her…

No place for fear in a Democracy

By Patricia Mukhim In 2014, when India headed for the elections there was a sense of dismay that nothing was going right. The Congress-led UPA -II was headed by a Prime Minister who maintained a stoic silence on crucial issues.  There was…

Body found in Miracle Plaza in Nongpoh

NONGPOH: Body of a non-tribal youth hailing from Nongpoh who has been missing since May 13, was found hanging on Thursday at Miracle Plaza in a suspected murder case. The youth was identified as Oshim Saha (33), a resident of Sajer,…

BATTLE FOR BENGAL

West Bengal breathes politics. This has been so for many decades after the Communists won power and remained in the saddle for 34 years. The ouster of the Reds from power only signaled a more aggressive kind of politics, this time at the…

The NEIGRIHMS imbroglio

  Things have been going wrong in this premier institute over a long period. The question that arises is why those wrongs are not being set right and on whom does the onus of course correction lie? Every public and private institution has a…
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