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Doctor-Patient Relation: Rebuilding Trust

VINOD DIXIT, AHMEDABAD Recently the Indian Medical Association (IMA) called for a nationwide strike, stepping up protests by medical staff demanding better security at hospitals after an attack on doctors in Kolkata. The ‘barbaric’ attack at the NRS Hospital reflected a national problem and called for a countrywide protest. The increasing instances of attacks on doctors have more to do …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Waste Segregation Vital THIS is what a resident feels on waste management in Margao. The problem afflicting waste management system in Margao is of lesser awareness on segregation. There is everything else done on garbage management than creating awareness at ground level which is most important. The municipality needs to organise awareness programmes at the ward level to explain to …

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Expert Prehistoric Fishermen Of Kushavati

NANDKUMAR M KAMAT ARCHAEOLOGISTS have found that humans began fishing 40 thousand years ago. We had no definite evidence of antiquity of fishing in Goa but two new findings now indicate that freshwater fishing tradition of our state is at least 15 thousand years old. A mysterious group of prehistoric hunters has left behind a pictorial, pictographic proto language on …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Irreverence Towards Mahatma  NOWADAYS everyone makes comments about everything sans knowledge and responsibility. The media, especially  TRP hungry TV news channels, picks up these comments, giving them  undue coverage. There has been no attempt by the media to weigh the import of the comments and their implications. It is expected that the people  making the comments, particularly against our revered …

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Economic Challenges Of Modi Regime

JAYANTA GHOSAL IT is a new innings with a major victory. So what will be the top priority of Prime Minister Narendra Modi? After winning the vote, it is said that the new name of the Republic of India is ‘Republic of Modi’. But the Republic of Modi knows that the importance of the country’s economy will be most important. …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Temptations To Congress MLAs WITH rumours going round on Congress MLAs intending to jump the BJP bandwagon, the Congress is caught between a rock and a hard place. The Congress is now pulling out all the stops to keep its flock together. The Goa pradesh Congress committee chief is a worried man because the legislators might be tempted to take …

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Modi Should Offer Hope To Minorities

FRANK F ISLAM PRIME Minister Narendra Modi’s re-election by such large margins in a sweeping victory is testimony to his popularity across India. Many media articles during the seven-week-long election process, however, expressed fear that a Modi victory would disenfranchise tens of millions and threaten Indian democracy itself. This perspective is attributable to what I call the FEAR (false events …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Ban Umbrella Use While Riding THE traffic cops are very strict in implementing the traffic rule which does not allow the use of mobiles while driving a four-wheeler or riding a two-wheeler. But another aspect that could be as dangerous, if not more, than using the mobile while riding a two-wheeler, is carrying an open umbrella to protect one from …

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Lessons For Congress From Poll Debacle

RAHUL VATSA THE recently held general election was different from any other held in India in the sense that for this election, the ruling party as well as the opposition were in serious election mode for almost four years before it was held. On the ruling party side, the BJP knew well that its 2014 victory was more a mandate …

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Let’s Not Go Gaga Over The Rate Cut

 R K PATTNAIK & JAGDISH RATTANANI THE rate cut last week by the monetary policy committee is unparalleled in the monetary policy history of the Reserve Bank of India since it is for the first time that the policy repo rate has been cut for the third time in a row in a calendar year. Headlines tend to translate a …

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