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The Cry of Solution

Posted by - April 20, 2018

Asongla The cry of Solution before Election was first pitched by the Chief Minister T.R. Zeliang in the fall of 2017 and later on the 12th Nagaland Legislative Assembly on the 15th December 2017 passed a resolution on the same requesting the Government of India to defer the forthcoming Assembly elections till a solution to

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BJP-IPFT alliance script h​istory in Tripura

Posted by - April 20, 2018

Avik Chakraborty The BJP with the help of their alliance partner Indegenous People’s Front of Tripura(IPFT) scripted history by dismantling the fortress of CPI(M) led Left Front which ruled in the state for the last 25 years.  With Bengalis being in majority in the state, the left traditionally had a strong grip over backward class Bengali voters in

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post-election

Posted by - April 20, 2018

Post Election Analysis After weeks of confusion related to the stand of the CCNTHCO (Coordination Committee of Nagaland tribe hoho and civil organizations) on “Solution before Election,” the Naga election stalemate finally ended with Naga Peoples’ Front filing the first nomination on the 6th February 2018, the penultimate day of nomination. Against all expectations, the

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In Memory of Billy Graham

Posted by - March 16, 2018

“Someone asked me recently if I didn’t think God was unfair, allowing me to have Parkinson’s and other medical problems when I have tried to serve him faithfully. I replied that I did not see it that way at all. Suffering is part of the human condition, and it comes to us all. The key

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Tripura Assembly Election 2018

Posted by - February 10, 2018

With just a few days to go for the key polls, ruling Left Front, BJP, Congress is busy in formulating the final strategy. Tripura has been ruled by the Left Front since 1978 with only a five-year break in between 1988 and 1993 (when a Congress-led coalition ruled). The incumbent Chief Minister Manik Sarkar has been in power since 1998, making him

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Nagaland Assembly Election 2018

Posted by - February 10, 2018

Nagaland is going through a tumultuous time ever since the Assembly election was declared. Despite several Naga civil society groups and political parties writing to Chief Election Commissioner OP Rawat, appealing to him to defer the polls so that an early solution to the seven-decade-old Naga insurgency issue is inked, the Assembly election in Nagaland is

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Meghalaya Assembly Election 2018

Posted by - February 10, 2018

The Meghalaya assembly elections will be held on February 27 and counting of votes will take place on March 3. For the first time, Verified Voter’s Paper Trail (VVPATs) will be used in the assembly elections in Meghalaya. Meghalaya comprises of 60 assembly constituencies. A total of 55 constituencies are reserved for Scheduled Tribes and

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Dynamics of Political Corruption in Nagaland

Posted by - February 10, 2018

The whole region of Nagaland is plagued by corruption. Corruption is a way of life and has become rampant in the State. People are no longer shocked by exposure of corruption. Corrupt activities in the level of service delivery systems, the level of embezzlement of public funds, increment of bribery in tender issues, favoritism, and

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Malignancy of Political Corruption

Posted by - February 10, 2018

It is natural to think of election when we think of corruption. Corruption is interesting not only because it represents market failure but also state failure. But one should take into account that misuse of government power by elected politicians for purpose such as repression of political opponents and general police brutality is not considered

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India’s Second International Cherry Blossom Festiva

Posted by - January 6, 2018

Tanya Brooks Meghalaya has always been a travellers dream providing a special moment to cherish in each visit. Last Autumn 2017, Meghalaya very proudly opened by India’s International Cherry Blossom Festival. The Government of Meghalaya in association with Institute of Bioresources & Sustainable Development (IBSD), Imphal together with Indian Council for Cultural Relations made the

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