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Pushing The Envelope On Climate Change

A Narendra Modi-Emmanuel Macron moment could happen during the G-7 at their proposed bilateral meeting RAJENDRA SHENDE THE seas are rising relentlessly but not the world leaders. It is hot even in the Arctic but decision-makers are cool. Young people are on the streets protesting against inaction, but heads of states huddled together in Osaka, Japan for the G20 meeting …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

At The Mercy Of Rains RAINS continue battering Goa inundating large areas and inconveniencing road users. Falling trees and threat of landslides due to incessant rains are posing a threat to life and property. People are seen wading in knee-deep water; the rainwater has entered several homes. The stagnating water at several places could lead to spread of water-borne and …

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Congress’ Missteps On Ayodhya Dispute

SAEED NAQVI CONGRESS leaders like Shashi Tharoor are suggesting an election of a new party president. They have probably forgotten the Tirupati Congress session in April 1992 to elect a new Congress working committee. This exercise in democracy astonished arch Brahmin P V Narasimha Rao because Arjun Singh, a Rajput, led the pack followed by intermediate casts like Sharad Pawar …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Swaraj Had Many Firsts To Her Credit Hours before Sushma Swaraj’s fatal cardiac arrest, she had expressed happiness: ‘I was waiting to see this day in my lifetime’: by her final tweet was on removal of special status Article 370 for Jammu and Kashmir. Swaraj was not only a powerful orator, both in English and Hindi, people’s minister, but also …

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Speeding The Wheel Of Economic Growth

As far as the outlook on growth for 2019-20 is concerned, the MPC revised it downwards to 6.9 per cent from 7 per cent in the June policy R K Pattnaik The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) resolution on August 07, 2019 with a 4:2 votes decided to reduce policy repo rate by 35 basis points, an oddityin the sense that …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Cyclonic Rains Leaving A Trail Of Destruction With rains accompanied by cyclonic winds leaving a trail of destruction, the monsoon this once has unleashed its wrath in totality across the state. Where it once gave isolated examples of its fury, nature’s vehemence was in full evidence across the entire region this time around. As always, the first casualty was the …

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Securing Kashmir From Terror And Pak Agents

D C Pathak The announcement by Home Minister Amit Shah in the Parliament about the abolition of Article 370 of the Constitution, which takes away with it Article 35A as well, and splitting J&K into two union territories — Jammu and Kashmir with an Assembly and Ladakh without one — is an assertion by India of its sovereign power to …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

A Suicidal Move On J&K THINGS had become pretty clear that the Centre was planning to do away with Article 370 of the Indian Constitution   that conferred special status to  Jammu and Kashmir. The sudden deployment of a large number of troops is to quell any resistance from the people of Kashmir against the withdrawal of the special status, and …

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How About Mediation On Kashmir?

VAPPALA BALACHANDRAN US President Donald Trump’s remarks on June 22 during Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s visit to the White House have created a storm. Trump replied when Khan requested for his help in resolving the vexed Kashmir issue: “I was with Prime Minister Modi two weeks ago when he asked me whether I would like to be a moderator …

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Panaji The New Venice Of Asiatic Monsoon

Before we all heave a sigh of relief various waterborne diseases are likely to hit Panaji residents soon due to mixing of pathogen carrying estuarine floodwaters and sewage in the drinking water mains Nandkumar M Kamat It is not only bad planning but the well cultivated ego, vicious self-righteousness, beautiful arrogance, calculated ignorance and an air of invincibility and revengeful …

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