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US Controlling Indian Foreign Policy

By Indu Prakash Singh
Wikileaks revelations have not done well for American democracy and at the same time the first few cables on India do not present the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) in a particularly flattering light.

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On the Fringe

A GOVERNMENT job has always been like a prized possession. The pay is good, the perks even better and the work not back breaking. Over and above, the retirement benefits are a steal. Hence, the urge to squeeze oneself into a government department is quite universal in Goa, while the ability of the government to accommodate all aspirations limited.

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Quite a Predicament

“IN its race with the car, Beijing is losing.” This headline could easily be used to describe the traffic chaos caused by the growing number of cars in any capital in the world.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Exorbitant Prices of Garlic
ONION has been in the news for several days because its price has been spiralling out of control. But then it must be said that the price of garlic has also increased manifold but has gone almost unnoticed.

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Political Economy of Onion Marketing

By Nandkumar Kamat

ONION and garlic are bulbous crops originally from Afghanistan which became popular in India only after 10th century. The world produces 60 million metric tonnes of onions. India’s share ranges from six to ten million tonnes depending on weather and yield.

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The Missing Engine

THE failure of the new GSLV (Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle) on December 25 was a setback for the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). The GSLV-FO6 rocket, which was carrying the 2,130 kg GSAT-5P communications satellite to be launched in a geosynchronous orbit above the earth’s equator, was destroyed after it developed a snag.

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Voter’s Pocket

A day after the state government announced that it would sell onions as` 35 kg, the Bharatiya Janata Party upped the ante by floating a rival scheme to sell it at ` 30 per kg.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Misrepresentation of Women in Ads

UNION government in recent past has banned advertisements of products like under-wears using undesirable sexy pictures portraying women in bad taste.

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Congress Plenary: Bare-knuckle Fight

BY INDER MALHOTRA
Celebrations of the 125th anniversary of the Indian National Congress at the party’s 83rd plenary has turned into a slugfest between the core of the ruling United Progressive Alliance and the principal opposition party, the BJP.

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Most Favourite Chant

The Centre’s interlocutors on Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday said there was need for reducing the trust deficit between the government and people.

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