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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Battle over Road Widening
I AM really disappointed to know that the CM and the Opposition Leader have a different perspective on the width of highways. If common sense can prevail over their differences, one must first realise that vehicles are driven by humans and not animals, so the question of width is not of much significance.

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Anti-Corruption Begins at Home

BY ANIRUDH PRAKASH
IF you have been following the news, you will know that the V K Shunglu Committee has been set up by the Prime Minister’s Office to probe corruption in the recently concluded CWG. The committee has been given a broad mandate to find out what went wrong and fix blame.

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A Share of Power

ON the occasion of the death anniversary of the former prime minister, Indira Gandhi on October 26, the Chief Minister, Mr Digambar Kamat called upon women to take full advantage of state government’s schemes for their empowerment and improvement in their living conditions. What exactly Mr Kamat meant by ‘empowerment’ is a mystery because the record of the Congress in Goa on this front is abysmal.

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Rain Water Village

INAKANAHALLI is a village in Tumkur district of Karnataka. It is like any other village in all respects, except one–all the water used form irrigation and domestic use comes from rain water harvest projects.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Bring about Sweeping Change
THE Corporation of the City of Panaji has engaged a number of labourers to sweep the roads. However, while appreciating the cleanliness on the roads, it must be said that the drainage gutters are left unattended. In addition, the method adopted for sweeping seems old and crude.

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Welcoming President Obama-I

BY NANDKUMAR KAMAT

GOBEL peace prize laureate American President Barack Obama’s visit to India is a welcome and significant step taken by world’s two largest democracies threatened by the meteoric rise of religious intolerance, fundamentalism and terrorism.

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Adarsh, Far from Ideal

CLOSE on the heels of serious corruption charges against those at the helm of affairs of the Commonwealth Games comes another scandal involving politicians, top generals and bureaucrats. A week after the lid on an elaborate plot to grab land at Colaba,

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A Major Lapse

IT is still not known if the two-day security drill named ‘Sagar Kavach’ to test the operational preparedness of the police force, Coast Guard and Navy in Goa was successful or not. Top police officers who briefed media persons were not really forthcoming on the issue except to say that ‘it was neither a success not a failure’.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Sachin Shines Again

MASTER-Blaster, Mr Sachin Tendulkar’s devastating form has left many critics dumb struck. At the age of 37 years and after an illustrious career of 21 years, he is as good as ever.

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US,Pak: Allies at Cross-Purposes

BY INDER MLHOTRA
ONE of numerous American analysts that are upset over Islamabad’s ‘double-dealing’ in the Afghanistan War has compared his country’s relationship with Pakistan to ‘making love to a cactus’.

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