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No System to Prevent Corruption

BY ANIRUDH PRAKASH

INDIA has been the victim of a number of scams in the past, but none of them, not even the Bofors payoffs, created such a sustained furore. I can only think of two explanations.

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An Additional Weapon

FOR a Pope known to abide by orthodox principles, the decision to lift the Roman Catholic Church’s ban on use of condoms to prevent the spread of AIDS comes as a surprise.

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Linguistic Distinctions

WOULD the name of the capital city Panaji or Ponda or any other city sound different in Marathi and Konkani? Would the spelling of ‘Panaji’ be different in these two languages considering that both are written in the Devnagiri script?

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Begging, An Organised Crime

TO the ongoing debate on the subject of beggars (NT, November 19, 20, 22), I would like to state the following: A few years back when I was travelling by mini-bus from Raia to Margao at 6.45 a.m., the bus halted for passengers at the Petrol Pump soon after the Arlem intersection.

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Renationalisation in a Flat World-I

BY NANDKUMAR KAMAT

MATERIALLY, India was the world’s richest country till the 17th century. It was colonial exploitation which drained and weakened India. So there is no question of any compromise on the issue of demolishing the myths of benevolent colonialism.

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Students Under Pressure

THE suicide of a 10-year-old student from a school in Porvorim is shocking, to say the least. According to the police the young girl left a hand-written note to say that she had taken the extreme step fearing failure in her mid-term exams.

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Homeless in Margao

FORTY-seven families of policemen of the rank of constables and havaldars in Margao are caught in a piquant situation. The buildings in which they are presently housed have been declared as unsafe by the Public Works Department and they have been asked to find alternative accommodation.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Beggars: Real or Fake

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THIS is in reference to the letter, ‘Beggars have a right to livelihood too’ (NT, November 20) by Mr Josemir Xavier in response to my letter (NT, November 19). We must see things in the right perspective. It must be said that there are two types of beggars.

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The Four Trillion Dollar Question

BY INDER MALHOTRA

RESIDENT Barack Obama’s visit to India has been hailed on both sides as a great success, and justifiably so. For the rest, however, he is getting no kudos from his countrymen.

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Army and Society

IN an interview to this newspaper the Deputy Commandant of 2 Signal Training Centre in Goa, Colonel A K Sharma made a very telling statement, that youth from affluent families rarely apply for jobs in the corps.

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