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Charges of Misconduct Against Chief Justice

HARESH JAGTIANI It would doubtless delight the hearts of a Gilbert and Sullivan Comic Opera audience but will hardly inspire public confidence in the fairness and impartiality of departmental trials and certainly not in the mind of the respondent. So observed the great Justice Vivian Bose in a case of 1957 where a District Superintendent of Police conducting a departmental …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Issue Advisory For Travel To Sri Lanka It is obvious that all is not well in Sri Lanka. Prime Minister of the island nation Ranil Wickremesinghe has reportedly warned that Sri Lanka could still face more attacks and that the authorities in that country are now targeting ‘sleepers’, who are terrorists who could activate another round of bombing. The Sri …

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Deluge Of Hypocrisy

KAJAL CHATTERJEE, KOLKATA Over 250 innocents meet a gory death in a neighbouring country. When the whole world is unitedly condemning the terrorists and offering solace to the hapless Sri Lankans, an Indian leader atrociously exploits this overwhelming tragedy to beat his own trumpet for reaping electoral dividend. The megalomania of the leader has reached such an alarming proportion that he …

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Modi Has Picked Up A Liability In Sadhvi’s Form

S KAMAT, ALTO ST CRUZ In nominating Sadhvi Pragya from Bhopal, the BJP will meet its Waterloo in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections. Narendra Modi’s impudence in first approving her nomination and then defending it will come a cropper as May 23 comes around. The BJP poll pundits may have done their calculations while giving her the ticket but one …

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Balanced Approach To Foreign Currency Debt

TAPONEEL MUKHERJEE Recent news about an increase in Indian corporates and state entities issuing dollar bonds is welcome news, especially since it clearly shows investor appetite for lending to credible Indian business models. However, relatively easy liquidity and high investor appetite for lending in the international markets must be tempered by the fact that borrowing in foreign currencies is beneficial …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Election, A Peaceful Way For A Change This refers to Pachu Menon’s letter, ‘Exercising’ Adult Franchise (NT, April 22). Since we do not believe in bullet, therefore, we must have faith in ballot. Indeed, the people’s aspiration through ballot and peaceful movements makes some countries become truly welfare states. For example, the people of Nordic countries make their government take …

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Go Out And Make Your Vote Count

ADELMO FERNANDES, VASCO It is ‘D’ day, as voters will be queuing up to cast their precious vote. It is the sacred duty and an obligation of every citizen to exercise franchise. It is understood that an entire hamlet in a remote part of Canacona taluka had decided to boycott the Lok Sabha polls. Marlem, a remote hamlet in Poinguinim, …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

On Sadhvi Pragya’s Candidature for LS Polls A sadhvi, who has terrorist charges against her, is out on bail on medical grounds, ostensibly cancer, has been put up as a candidate by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) so that it becomes “Congress ko mehanga padega,” (Congress will have to pay heavily), according to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Sadhvi Pragya Thakur …

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Crisis Brewing In Healthcare System

JAGDISH RATTANANI About two years ago, Stanford University’s Dr John P AIoannidis, who currently is considered the most-cited physician, wrote in the prestigious Journal of Clinical Epidemiology: “Under market pressure, clinical medicine has been transformed to finance-based medicine…In many places, medicine and healthcare are wasting societal resources and becoming a threat to human well-being. Science denialism and quacks are also …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Rallies And Speeches Made During Elections The recent order by the Honourable Supreme Court reminding only now about the Election Commission of India’s (EC) of its true and real powers to exercise is astonishing.

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