Category - EDITORIAL

Free Education

Reimbursing Free Education

  Colleges in Assam are caught in a cleft stick over free education to poor students, with Dispur tardy in releasing funds. In June 2016, Assam became the first State in the country to make higher secondary, 3-year degree and polytechnic diploma courses completely free for students...

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Sanctity of Economic Data

  A battle royal is developing over the integrity of official data related to the country’s economy. After 108 top economists from India and abroad...


Letters to The EDITOR

  The middle class as arm-chair spectators It is unfortunate that the middle class in India, and especially in this part of the country, has become arm...


Myanmar Border Ops

  While the attention of the country has been riveted at surgical strikes 2.0 after the Pulwama outrage and its political overtones in election season...


Vitiated Recruitments

  By all accounts, the selection process for 945 posts under the Panchayat and Rural Development department was compromised from the very beginning. Over...



  A merchant sent his son to learn about the secret of happiness from a wise man. The lad wandered through the desert for 40 days, and finally came upon a...


What are you watching?

  A recent study has thrown up some interesting statistics. It says, people in Assam and the Northeastern Region are watching television news for much...


AGP and its well-wishers

The decision of the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) to return to the BJP-led alliance within just about two months of parting ways has become a hot topic in Assam. It...


Is opposition losing its way?

Amulya Ganguli (Amulya Ganguli is a political analyst. The views expressed are personal. He can be reached at The political edge which...