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Sad Scene for The Country

Little did Pankaja Munde, Maharashtra’s Minister for Women and Child Development imagine that the sweet chikkis meant for poor, malnourished and under-privileged schoolchildren could turn out politically fatally bitter for her. She is now sucked into a whirpool of an alleged Rs 206-crore scam.

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Delightful Epilogue to Dhoni’s Heroic Story

With Dhoni as captain, India’s cricket team has studded its crown with many gems. He still has some international cricket left in him: the country’s cricket would be poorer if he is allowed to go abruptly. He has been one of our best captains. Those who are upset by the recent loss of one-day series to Bangladesh and blame Dhoni …

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Sleepless Nights For Lalit’s Friends

THE Lalit Modi chronicles are turning darker day by day. After the media expose of the unusual and secret assistance given to the kingpin of the multi-crore IPL betting scam faces by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, new revelations have come implicating Buckingham Palace in his support. Emails accessed by the British media have …

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Promoting Yoga As Made in India

IT was a successful International Yoga Day in India. Among the 35,000 people of all ages twisting, bending and stretching and inhaling and exhaling on the Rajpath in New Delhi was Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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Save Bicholim River

THE slow poisoning of the Bicholim River must be neutralised with a powerful antidote. The river must be saved for sustaining local agriculture as well as building a healthier environment. The government must allocate special funds for it.

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Arrogance of Pappus

Bihar MP Pappu Yadav’s alleged misbehaviour with an airhostess and his threat to hit her with his slippers has once again revealed the ugly mindset of power-drunk lawmakers. Yadav’s in-flight behaviour of lifting his leg and asking the airhostess to mop the floor was disgusting. Airhostesses have as much right to dignity and respect as MPs. No passenger, whoever he …

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Courtyards in Air

Charles Correa, one of Goa’s greatest sons, has left behind an architectural legacy that is going to become more and more relevant with increasing realization by us of the dangers of getting away and away from natural environment.

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Hi-Tech Cheats

The Supreme Court ordered cancellation of this year’s All India Pre-medical and Pre-Dental Entrance Test (AIPMT) because of cheating. What is the guarantee that the fresh examination will be free from cheating?

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Waiting for Action From Man of Action

The Modigate is getting murkier than IPL betting scams. After External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, fingers are being pointed at Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje. None other than Lalit Modi, the IPL founder commissioner and the kingpin of the IPL betting scam, claims that Raje supported his application for immigration to the UK in 2011 on condition of “strict secrecy” …

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