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Bengal Showdown Uncalled For WEST Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and the Centre are fast inching towards a showdown. On Monday West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah apprising them of the situation in the state, which has been in the grip of political violence since the Lok Sabha polls. …

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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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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Heartless Practice Of Child Abandonment  CHILD abandonment cases are on the rise in India with incidents of more and more babies being deserted in trains, platforms, markets and even dustbins coming to light.  Any empty space, devoid of crowd, is the favourite target spot of the abandoner. Sometimes one is left to wonder about the vanishing humanity of some ‘parents’. …

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What Not To Do In Union Budget

AJIT RANADE FINANCE Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present her maiden Union budget on July 5. She has asked all citizens to send their inputs, promising that each proposal will be duly examined. She has welcomed and already thanked all the anticipated contributors to this crowd sourcing. This makes the process more inclusive and broad-based. Many innovative suggestions may come, and …

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Are Americans Planning Las Vegas At Mopa?

Nandkumar M Kamat This is good news for all those in the government and opposition and mass tourism, chartered flight industry who see onshore and offshore gaming business as a dependable source of state revenue which at present has reached Rs 400 crore. After the proposed gaming township ‘Asian Las Vegas’ materializes at Mopa the revenue may reach Rs 2,000 …

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Fascination For The Saffron Party

PACHU MENON, MARGAO The general elections have already sounded the death-knell for the grand old party of Indian politics. When the exit-polls had indicated a virtual wipe-out of Congress and its allies, purists went overboard criticizing the findings and the futility of the media in experimenting with number-games purely for the sake of scoring TRP. Eventually however, it was a …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Cortalim Diversion Road Should Be Taken Up On Top Priority Chief Minister Sawant has made a completely irresponsible statement recently about the Cortalim diversion road which he said can be ready in another 8 months compared to the earlier promise of the then PWD Minister to have it ready before the present monsoon. Sawant needs to remember that it was …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Garbage Sentinel Scheme, A Good Proposal The Margao municipal council (MMC), in a standing committee meeting, reportedly proposed to introduce ‘garbage sentinel scheme’ with a view to put an end to open dumping of garbage at various places in the commercial town. The municipality is mulling over the idea of imposing a penalty of Rs 5,000 on violator and rewarding …

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Call To Save Mopa Plateau

ELVIDIO MIRANDA, PANAJI Plateaus in Goa are being usurped by real estate sharks in order to concretise the state. Nobody realises that the huge Mopa plateau is one of the biggest hotspots of biodiversity that environmentalists should come together to save. Goa has just been through a summer that has seen a huge scarcity of potable water. In the peak …

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Innovation Holds Key To Job Crisis

AMIT KAPOOR India’s unemployment rate at 6.1 per cent of the total labour force during 2017-18 is at a 45-year high. But the trend of joblessness is not something new for the Indian economy. It has been a long-standing reality for the country due to its factor driven (labour arbitrage) pattern of growth. Even during the high-growth years between 2004 …

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