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Peace Dialogue

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking resumption of dialogue between the two countries. More specifically he sought a meeting between India’s External Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj and…

Coal politics in Meghalaya

The Wildlife& Environmental Protection Group (WEPG), West Jaintia Hills must be appreciated for consistently taking up issues of grave environmental concerns and even approaching the Supreme Court on some cases. It is an open secret…

Lapang exits Congress

Five Time Chief Minister and veteran politician DD Lapang, who was also former President Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC), has decided to finally call it quits from the Party he has served for over forty years. Lapang addressed…

SCIENTISTS, SENSATIONALISM

Gone are the times when a sense of responsibility guided public life and the media in general. The post-Independence zeal for decency and decorum is now, largely, a thing of the past. Selfish agenda often has the better of public interest.…

National Health Challenge

The National Health Policy acknowledges that India faces a public health challenge.  It emphasises the need to focus on non-communicable diseases. These include heart ailments, diabetes and respiratory illnesses. In India 69 % of the…

CJI – PRIDE OF NORTH-EAST

There’s special significance to the appointment of Justice Ranjan Gogoi as the new Chief Justice of India (CJI). The presidential declaration brought new cheer to the North-East region – and understandably so. Apart from the aspects of…

EXIT NEPAL

Nepal has withdrawn from BIMSTEC’s multinational military field training exercise. Nepal Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli however said that such a small incident should not have any negative consequences on Nepal’s relationship with India.…

Striking down #377 and Societal Response

Patricia Mukhim The world is a global village and India is part of that village. What happens anywhere else affects us and vice versa. On Thursday 6, September when the Supreme Court of India struck down Article 377 of the IPC, there was  …

Khasi language in Eighth Schedule

The clamour for including Khasi in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution is gaining ground and rightly so. Till date there are 22 recognised languages under the Eighth Schedule of the Indian Constitution. At the time of the enactment of…

Nagaland Floods

No state is an island unto itself. Kerala had the worst flood in the century and is getting back to normal. Nagaland experienced a deluge as well recently. Unprecedented rainfall in the state caused the death of over 10 people. More than…