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Real Estate Tax

MANY European countries have speculative taxes on real estate, which aims to restrict capitalistic speculators, from creating excessive and un-necessary demand for real estate.

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Breach of Trust

THE leadership of the Hurriyat Conference, particularly its chief, Mr Mirwaiz Umar Farooq stands exposed.

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Battle for Jharkhand

EVEN though the BJP formed a coalition government in Jharkhand headed by Mr Arjun Munda the fact remains that the BJP has lost the prestige.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Religious Fundamentalism

THIS is with reference to the news item ‘ US pastor says he won’t burn Quran’ (NT, September, 11).

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Iraq: Truth About US ‘Exit’

BY INDER MALHOTRA

IN August 31, the US President, Mr Barack Obama, in an address to the nation from the Oval Office, announced the end of America’s combat mission in Iraq, with the last combat soldier having crossed over the border with Kuwait. Unfortunately, the announcement did not seem to ring triumphant because it was not exactly true.

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Benefits of Downgrading

THE UPA cabinet has approved the inclusion of caste in census from 2011. It will be a full caste census separate from the census count going on now. A separate house to house enumeration of caste will be done from June 2011 to September 2011 once the current round of population enumeration ends.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Landfilling not an Option

IT is certainly good news for the people of Colva that the Town and Country Planning Department has rejected the bid of the Colva village panchayat to build a football ground cum panchayat ghar by landfilling a low lying area in the village.

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Moscow’s Moves in Afghanistan

BY FAZAL MEHMOOD
AS the wheel of history continues to turn, India and Russia again find themselves on the same side in a contemporary version of what 19th century British historians dubbed the Great Game.

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A Rich Slave

THE Chief Minister, Mr Digambar Kamat has decided to lead a delegation to New Delhi to meet the Information and Broadcasting Minister, Ms Ambika Soni and officials of the I & B and Directorate of Film Festivals (DFF) to plead the state’s case for greater role and more say in the International Film Festival of India.

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