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High Wall of  Non-Disclosure

A total of 638 Indian entities have declared a total of Rs 3770 crore in undisclosed foreign assets under the government’s black money compliance window which was left open between July and September. The window was provided to tax evaders under the new law — Black Money (Undisclosed Foreign Income and Assets) and Imposition of Tax Act, 2015 — wherein …

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Bring Transparency In Drug Test on Humans

The discovery of unauthorized clinical trials being conducted by some doctors of Goa Medical College might be just the tip of an iceberg. It is yet to be known how many unauthorized clinical trials these doctors have conducted for pharmaceutical companies and for how long.

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Liquid Side of Mars

Yet another milestone has been reached in the understanding of Mars. The mystery of how this Earth-like planet ceased to be like Earth is beginning to unfold with the discovery of the first signs of water on it. No one has found rivers or lakes on the Red Planet yet. But there were dark streaks on the walls of the …

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Building Capacity  Of School Teachers

The ‘No detention policy’ under the Right to Education Act, which allows all students to reach up to class VIII without sitting at any examination, is being seen as a failure in Goa, as in most parts of the country, largely on the grounds of poor attention given by pre-class VIII students to learning and high failure rate at final …

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Pakistan’s Fruitless Kashmir Plant

Pakistan is once again trying all means to internationalize the Kashmir issue.  The violations at the Line of Control were one of the ways Pakistan has recently used to draw the world’s attention to the region. Pakistan’s ambassador to India meeting Kashmir separatist leaders was another. On Sunday, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif raised the issue of Jammu and Kashmir …

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Defusing Tensions in Karnataka Over Mhadei

Saturday’s attempt at enforce bandh in Hubbali-Dharwad, Belgavi, Bengaluru and some other parts of Karnataka by local farmers and other groups was a high point of the agitation they have been carrying on for months for forcing Goa to accept their demand of  diversion of water from the Kalasa nullah to the river Malaprabha. Less than a fortnight ago, at …

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A Letter to Custodian Of Two Holy Mosques

The Saudi Arabian authorities claim that but for their intervention the number of Haj pilgrims dying would have been much higher than the 700-odd on Thursday. They say they had made all the security arrangements to avert any tragedy. In effect, they are blaming the dead for dying of their own doing. But how much could the crowd alone be …

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Government Lacks Skill For Skill Development

A survey has found that the rate of vocational training hardly increased between 2004-05 and 2011-12, suggesting that the ambitious National Skill Policy announced by UPA-II and the National Skill Development Coordination Board set up to implement it failed. The data from NSSO (National Sample Survey Office) show that among persons in the 15-59 age group only about 2.2 per …

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Quota Carries Seeds Of Destruction of Caste

The suggestion of RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat for a “review” of the reservation policy would not have come at a less opportune time for the BJP which is engaged in a tough battle against the Nitish Kumar-led political alliance in the upcoming elections to the Assembly in Bihar. The JD(U)-RJD-Congress alliance in the state is looking formidable against the BJP-led …

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India’s Credentials For  UNSC Permanent Seat

China will do anything to frustrate India’s bid for a permanent seat in the expanded UN Security Council. Currently it is engaged in deflating the fresh wave of optimism in India owing to the prospects of reform of the Security Council that could include more permanent members. The Security Council has had five permanent members with veto powers since its …

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