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Take A Cue From Pakistani Gesture Pakistan will honour Maharaja Ranjit Singh on his 180th death anniversary by installing his life-size bronze statue near his samadhi at Lahore. Earlier, the Pakistan government had exhibited historic documents, books and news clippings relating to great Indian martyr Bhagat Singh at the Shadman Chowk, Lahore, recognising him as a common hero of India …

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Pakistan Pushes New Wave Of Terrorism

D C PATHAK PRIME Minister Narendra Modi has done well to push India’s campaign against Pakistan-instigated terror in Kashmir and elsewhere to a new level internationally by bilaterally telling Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Summit at Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan that India could not engage Pakistan in talks unless that country took “concrete action” against terrorism. China …

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This Agenda Isn’t Good For India

PACHU MENON, MARGAO WHILE Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘one nation, one election’ agenda is all about structuring the Indian election cycle in a manner such that the elections to the Lok Sabha and the state assemblies are synchronised together, it remains to be seen as to how many heads of various political parties invited by Modi for a meeting on …

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US-Iran Clash Jeopardises India’s Interests

MAJ GEN (Retd) S B ASTHANA US President Donald Trump signed an executive order on June 24, imposing additional economic sanctions on Iran. Apparently it is in retaliation to shooting down of the US drone by Iran over its airspace last week (which the US claims to be in international airspace), which has left the US red-faced, pushing all options …

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TDP At A Crossroads  TELUGU Desam Party chief Chandrababu Naidu, who had a rock solid alliance with the BJP-led-NDA, showed a shocking immaturity by divorcing the BJP on the issue of special category status to Andhra Pradesh being denied by the Centre. His dreams of building a new Amravati lay in tatters. Then came the massive drubbing in both the …

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Don’t Take Law Into Your Hands A spine-chilling incident occurred in Jharkhand about a week ago, where a young Muslim man was lynched by a group of people merely on the suspicion that the bike he was riding was a stolen one. He was tied to an electric pole and beaten mercilessly for hours before he was handed over to …

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India, US Should Defuse Trade Tensions

AMIT KAPOOR THE trade war between US and China seemed like a distant conflict to most Indians. As the two largest economies in the world dished out threats and counter-threats of tariff hikes, India was largely a disinterested bystander with the only consequential fear of slower global trade. However, over the course of last few weeks, the US reservations with …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Setback For RBI, Govt DEPUTY Governor of the Reserve Bank of India Viral Acharya has resigned from his post, six months before the scheduled end of his term. In December last year RBI governor Urjit Patel had resigned nearly nine months before the end of his term over differences with the government. Interestingly, both the highly qualified economists were handpicked …

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Telecom Is Bedrock Of Digital India

AJIT RANADE INDIA’S telecom revolution has earned the world’s admiration. At one stage, it was the fastest growing, lowest cost sector in the world, providing inclusive development to all. In airlines or electricity usually the government has to make it compulsory, and impose a universal service obligation to provide outreach to remote rural areas. Not so for telecom. The USO …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Achieve Self-sufficiency In Vegetable Production WITH no ‘external’ factors influencing them, it is believed that the economics of the time would help markets evolve their own pricing for various commodities according to the changing seasons. The Goan market has always been unique in the sense that the availability and prices of fish, vegetables and meat have always complemented each other. …

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