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Roots Of Violence In West Bengal

AMULYA GANGULI For people who are generally known to be gentle, genteel, soft-spoken ‘bhadraloks’ with a liking for sweets like ‘sandesh’ and ‘rosogolla’ and Rabindrasangeet (Tagore’s songs), Bengalis are also suspected of having a mutinous streak in them. This explains why a number of ‘revolutionaries’ – Khudiram Bose, Prafulla Chaki, Kanailal Dutta and others – emerged to fight the British, …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Selecting The Right Name What’s in a name? Plenty of you live in Goa and as parents, you carefully select the right name for your child but it is the registrar’s care in registering it which decides the outcome. My wife’s first name and my second are different from the ones intended. According to an old Goan custom, children are …

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Leftist Turns Ram Bhakt To Defeat Mamata

JAYANTA GHOSAL The biggest test for India’s largest democracy is going to end in the Lok Sabha elections. The whole country’s focus is on West Bengal elections in the last phase. One big question is: Will the number of BJP seats in West Bengal increase a lot? This question can only be judged from a larger perspective. Let the question …

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RBI’s Clawbacks For Bank CEO Pay

JAGDISH RATTANANI Clawbacks are not uncommon in the US and can be particularly gratifying for shareholders and many groups of stakeholders, particularly when the money being taken back is from a former and powerful business leader who is seen in violation of regulations, trust and actions that have brought losses and disrepute. Clawbacks have now made their way to India, …

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Centre’s Anti-Goa Move

Centre must drop its application in Mahadayi Tribunal favouring Karnataka Goa was shocked by the news that the Union ministry of water resources has sought nine clarifications from the Mahadayi Water Disputes Tribunal with regard to the award given by it on August 14 last year that assured Goa that the flow of water from upstream to downstream in the …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Parties To Justify If They Lose Narendra Modi has said that the Congress has found its scapegoats for losing the  2019 Lok Sabha elections in Sam Pitroda for his – Hua To Hua? – comment about the 1984 Sikh riots and Mani Shankar Aiyer surfacing again to repeat his abuse of Narendra Modi as a ‘neech’. In the same manner …

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Making Of Urban Tsunami In Panaji- 2022

Nandkumar M Kamat At the time of writing Panaji was heading towards a record voters’ turnout and the final figure is predicted to be 75 per cent or above. My guess is that Panaji may see 17 to 17,600 voting from a pool of 22,482 voters. The people in Panaji have been traumatised by a very unpalatable, divisive and bitter …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

No-holds-barred LS Polls THE election process in the country will come to an end on Sunday. However it must be noted here that these parliamentary polls will go down in history as the most bitterly fought elections ever. It has been an election campaign which has seen personal attacks like never before. In all this not even leaders who passed …

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Private Players’ Phoney Public Services

D C PATHAK IN a liberal democracy the state favours the idea of both public and private sectors running their businesses in a healthy competition for the good of the people. Growth requires investments from private players in areas like infrastructure, health, power, communications and banking and it is the duty of the government to provide the right ‘external environ’ …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Living With Hypertension HYPERTENSION is not a word which instils fear in the minds of the patient because the common myth is “consume a few tablets prescribed by the physician and control high blood pressure”.    There is much more to hypertension or high blood pressure than the oft-held belief about blood pressure. The World Hypertension League dedicates the World Hypertension …

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