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Don’t Trumpet Petty Arrests WHILE I honestly appreciate the work done by the Calangute police station in curbing the crimes, it is quite off-putting to see them releasing photographs on busting of a prostitution racket or arrest of a chain snatcher to the media for publication, as if they have caught Jack the Ripper or busted one of the biggest …

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Fate Of Mahagathbandhan In Kashmir

AMULYA GANGULI THERE has been an element of unseemly haste and even recklessness in some of the recent acts of the Bharatiya Janata Party. Such hurried initiatives have been seen in its impetuous bid to start the construction of the Ram temple as soon as possible and now in the peremptory dissolution of the Jammu and Kashmir assembly. What is …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Rape Accused Bishop ‘Honoured’ IT was shocking to read a news report which stated that the photograph of the  rape accused  Bishop Franco Mulakkal has been printed in the calendar of the forthcoming year of the Archdiocese of Thrissur, and will be made available to subscribers on December 1. It is a normal practice for some churches to print calendars …

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In Praise Of Mary

MICHAEL VAZ, MERCES I am not an avid boxing fan but that would certainly not deter me from joining the millions of Indians in acclaiming the stupendous achievement of MC Mary Kom, who has   won  the sixth world title. She has done it at the age of 35 when most sports personalities contemplate on retirement and settling foAr a peaceful …

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Food Abundance Depresses Farmers

AJIT RANADE   THE inflation reported for the month of October was 3.1 per cent, the lowest in the last one year. This was a big relief, because just one month ago, there were fears that international oil prices may spike up to $100 a barrel. This was because of the impending sanctions against Iran, which were anticipated to cause …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Milking Temple Row For Poll Gains PRIME Minister Narendra Modi has accused the Congress of obstructing the construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya. It must be noted that the BJP had fought the 2014 general elections on the planks of development and inclusiveness with the slogan ‘sab ka saath, sab ka vikaas’. The construction of Ram temple was not …

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Honour The Spirit Of Constitution

SUJIT DE, KOLKATA THE nation celebrated Constitution Day on November 26. It was on that day in 1949 we adopted, enacted and gave to ourselves the Constitution of India. It marked a new era in our country as the Constitution upheld the sovereignty of all the people of our country for the first time in Indian history.  Unfortunately, some people …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Banks Should Be Vigilant Towards ATM Thefts It is indeed disturbing to note the poor response from banks towards adopting security measures at ATM centers in spite of the spate of thefts at the electronic banking outlets which remain unguarded due to reasons best known to them.

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Goa Next Target After 2008 Mumbai Attack?

 Nandkumar M Kamat   The price of protection of freedom, liberty and democracy is eternal vigilance. Are we vigilant in Goa or are we too naïve? Despite raising an alert on dangers from wildfire,

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Threat From Centralisation Of Power

Saket Suman That the nation is embodied in Prime Minister is the telling similarity between the Emergency of 1975-77 under Indira Gandhi and the contemporary state of affairs in India under Narendra Modi; but unlike the former, Modi’s “authoritarian governance” is not based on “the assumption of emergency powers by the executive”, says Gyan Prakash, a professor of history at …

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