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Challenges Before Congress in Goa

THE elections to the state assembly might be more than a year away but the Congress has started exploring issues it could orchestrate to regain electoral support. However, the party has to tread with caution so that the issues do not boomerang on it. Making charges without substance against the BJP-led alliance would go in the ruling alliance’s favour. The …

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Music Is The Next Medicine

Yet another research study has strongly pointed to the positive role of music in pain and stress management in patients after surgery. The study, published in the British journal ‘Lancet’, found that although music does not hasten recovery or shorten the length of hospital stay, it works so well as a pain reliever that patients need fewer prescription painkillers to …

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Lessons for BJP From Bihar Verdict

The Bihar verdict is a massive endorsement by the electorate for the Nitish model of development. It is a recognition of his work for the past ten years which has brought the state out of deep pits. Despite severe odds of financial inadequacy and systemic inertia he has been able to give Bihar a growth rate more or at par …

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Unkept Promises of Affordable Housing

Owning a house is a dream of every individual, but with land and apartment prices going higher and higher, Goans are finding it difficult to fulfill it. The need for housing is growing with the growth of families as people cannot accommodate themselves in their ancestral houses. Successive governments failed to fulfill their promise of making housing affordable. On the …

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Pakistan’s First Step To Counter Terror

The Pakistan government media regulator has imposed a ban on the airing of any news regarding the activities of Jamat-ud-Dawa(JuD), Lashkar-e-Toiba and other terror organisations to be aired on the television channels of the country.

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Dubai Is Second Home for Indians

Indians today are the most prolific foreign investors in real estate in Dubai. The second highest investment in the Dubai real estate comes from the United Kingdom. Indians today claim almost one-third of business investment in the UK; so it can be safely presumed that the investment flowing in the Dubai real estate from the UK also has strong Indian …

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Soldiers, Judge Before You Shoot

Excessive use of force by the Indian army has been one of the volatile issues in Jammu and Kashmir. Many of the allegations do not have substance as the use of force is done against elements who belong to militant groups and were indulging in violent actions against individuals and state and army targets with a deliberate purpose of causing …

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Roadblocks To Solid Waste Management

The state government’s initiatives to put an end to the longstanding problem of solid waste management by setting up two solid waste plants at Saligao-Calangute plateau and Cacora with imported German technology have run into opposition from locals, NGOs and the political parties even before they became operational.

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Sena’s Fireworks And BJP’s Choice

Political pundits explain the current exchange of pejoratives between the Shiv Sena and the BJP in Maharashtra as mere “posturing” before the municipal polls in the state. The pundits say the Sena has a big stake in the civic bodies as they give the party both local leaders and works and enough resources to cater to the electoral constituencies. There …

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Musharraf Proposes, Sharif Disposes

FORMER Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf’s admission that Pakistan created the Taliban to fight Soviets in Afghanistan in the late 1970s and 1980s and then supported and trained groups like Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) in the 1990s to carry out militancy in Kashmir has ripped apart the façade Pakistani army and political leadership had for decades tried to maintain when badgered by charges …

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