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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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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Local Taxi Operators On Warpath As an initiative of Goa Tourism Development Corporation, GoaMiles Taxi service seeks to give visitors to the state a hassle-free method to book a taxi. Envisaged on the lines of Ola and Uber, GoaMiles has however not had a smooth drive in the state with local taxi operators virtually on a warpath with the government …

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SC Order, A Shame On Yogi Govt

MICHAEL VAZ, MERCES Maintenance of law and order should be the top priority of any government for if the citizens cannot be guaranteed protection for life all the rest is nothing but vanity. After BJP romped to power in the last assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh (UP) and Yogi Adityanath was sworn in as the Chief Minister, people had high …

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Time To Consolidate Ties With US

ROBINDER NATH SACHDEV There can be a golden lining to the clouds, for India. It is stating the obvious to say that India has been dismayed at the outcome of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan meeting with US President Donald Trump in the White House. Commentaries, by the reams, and by countless hours on television shows, in India, and also …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Promoting Online Documentation In Parliament It is welcome to know that the Speaker of Lok Sabha has provided an option of online papers to be delivered to the members in lieu of physical copies from the next session onwards. The decision taken during the Zero Hour is a highly appreciable gesture especially towards ensuring paper-free environment and encouraging seamless flow …

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Political Ascent And Economic Distress

Rajdeep Sardesai Dear Prime Minister,  Since this is the season for open letters, I thought I would pen one too.  At the very outset, let me congratulate you on the remarkable win in the 2019 elections. It is a truly staggering victory, one which should be largely credited to the strength of your personality-driven politics and Amit Shah’s relentless organisational …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

A Tough Stand By SC After a tough stand by the Supreme Court BJP President – cum Home Minister Amit Shah told the party UP unit to go ahead with the expulsion Uttar Pradesh BJP a four-time lawmaker Kuldeep Singh Sengar, who is accused of raping a woman in Unnao.  Who knows Amit Shah’s nine years back memory may spark, …

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Filling Potholes: Late But Good

Pravin U Sardessai, Adpai Recently PWD Minister Deepak Pauskar told the Goa Legislative Assembly that all potholes on the road in different parts of the state would be filled up before the ensuring Ganesh Chaturthi festival. He also stated that the government would buy a Jetpatcher machine to remove potholes. During recent years, vehicle riders have been facing great risk …

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Peace In Kashmir: Taking People Along

D C PATHAK It is not surprising at all that the maiden trip of India’s new Home Minister Amit Shah to Srinagar – during which he emphasised the need for carrying development to the grassroots, pulled up the state administration for its failures and reiterated the policy of relentless pursuit of the terrorists – has left the communal-minded Valley parties …

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