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3 Dy CMs in Karnataka: A Comedy Of Sorts

GANAPATHI BHAT, AKOLA The role of the chief minister of a state is clearly defined in India’s Constitution but what about the deputy chief minister’s role? The deputy chief minister’s post has been used to placate senior leaders sore with the party for not being given, what they believe, their due. Technically, it is not even a constitutional post; there …

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LETTERS TO TH EDITOR

Install Power Backup System In Mapusa Govt Offices Complex Many government offices of Bardez taluka function at the government offices complex in Mapusa. During power failures, the employees are forced to stop work, as the computers do not have UPS systems or generator to work on. One can imagine the loss of man-hours and the inconvenience caused to the people, …

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Developing Scientific Temper

MICHAEL VAZ, MERCES Pragya Singh Thakur is once again at her dismal worst and the BJP top brass must certainly be ruing for giving her the party ticket and getting her elected. The verbose religionist has now said that the death of top BJP leaders is due to the black magic being unleashed by the Opposition. According to her, it …

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Chidambaram’s Arrest: A TV Extravaganza

SAEED NAQVI Bollywood stunt artistes would end up with fractured bones if they tried to imitate Central Bureau of Investigation’s (CBI) field staff scaling the high walls of former Home minister P Chidambaram’s Jor Bagh bungalow with orders to arrest him. The swoop, in full glare of the media, would have unnerved the ‘D’ company, or El Chapos but they …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

On Modi’s Zero Tolerance To Corruption Prime Minister Narendra Modi proudly boasted to the Indian diaspora in France recently that his government would not tolerate corruption and that his government was tightening the noose around India’s corrupt leaders. Are Modi and Amit Shah really oblivious to the corruption in BJP government in Goa? Or could it be that Modi’s statement is a …

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Don’t Link Aadhaar To Social Media

SANJAY KAUSHIK As a debate rages on over the floating idea of linking Facebook accounts to Aadhaar, it is time we ponder if this is the only option or there are other better solutions that could not just secure the digital and social media lives of citizens but also ensure their privacy and safety. The main intention of this much …

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Jaitley Was BJP’s Trusted Troubleshooter

VINOD C DIXIT, AHMEDABAD The demise of former finance minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and party stalwart Arun Jaitley leaves a huge void in our public life and BJP. India has lost a tall leader and his absence in Indian politics cannot be compensated. It is disturbing not only for the Modi government but the whole of …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

International Awards Galore for PM We wonder whether any head of state from any corner of the world was honoured with so many awards as the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Just last Saturday he was honoured with UAE’s highest civilian award ‘Order of Zayed’. During his visit to Bahrain he was bestowed with ‘The King Hamad Order of the …

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Anxiety In J&K Over Lockdown Period

JAGDISH RATTANANI It is now over 20 days and the average citizen of the nation’s most sensitive border State, Jammu and Kashmir, remains cut off from friends, relatives and the rest of the world. Landlines have begun working but the restoration appears to be slow. There is no word on when the restrictions will be fully lifted. It’s a process …

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Impose Liquor Ban Strictly The Calangute village panchayat has issued a notice banning consumption of alcohol on the beach, roads and public places in its jurisdiction. Individuals who violate the ban will be fined Rs 2,000 while the fine for groups will be Rs 10,000. Earlier, the state government too had banned drinking on beaches and public places. I don’t …

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