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Need For Early Stage Counselling To Stop Divorces

GANAPATHI BHAT, AKOLA The word ‘divorce’ was literally alien to Indians at a point in time. No more, as India is catching up with the ‘developed’ countries with a sheer increase in the number of divorce cases. Man and woman have a complex, but beautiful, relation as husband and wife. The complexity has to be buried under the hidden pleasures, privileges and pride marriages carry with them. Marriage is an …

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Scene If BJP Fails To Get Majority

AMULYA GANGULI Although it is now almost certain that the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) – the group of parties led by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) – will attain a majority in the Lok Sabha during the forthcoming general elections, the question will nevertheless arise whether Narendra Modi will be the prime minister since the BJP itself is expected to …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

On Advani, A Victim Of Circumstances The curtain has finally come down on the long and illustrious career of BJP patriarch and co-founder L K Advani. At 91, it did not take long for the BJP to convince him that it was time to call it a day. Always the bridesmaid, Advani was a victim of circumstances. He could have …

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Goa’s Post Parrikar Political Picture

Nandkumar M Kamat Different political scenarios are predictable in post Parrikar Goa. Like Manohar Parrikar, the new Chief Minister Pramod Sawant is an exclusive choice of RSS. It would be a major task for RSS local mastermind Satish Dhond who has tremendous experience in crisis management to guide him. Future of Goa BJP exclusively depends on selfless workers like Satish …

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Unceremonious Exit Of The Old Guards

PACHU MENON, MARGAO The decision by the BJP to keep its leaders over 75-years of age off the poll-race in this year of elections would have come as a whiff of fresh air to a nation that has ‘elderly’ statesmen who continue to tread the country’s political scenario. But the BJP appears to be unwilling to take any chances on …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Plastic Waste In Water Bodies Many people in Goa are in the habit of disposing off their garbage, which includes a substantial amount of plastic waste, by throwing it into the water bodies. Studies have shown that plastic waste remains in the water for several centuries and is broken into micro and nano particles. These particles are ingested by the …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Parrikar, A Great Son Of Goa IN the death of former chief minister Manohar Parrikar, Goa has lost a leader of high intellectual caliber who distinguished himself as a talented administrator.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Dirty Alliance Politics In Goa GOA is one such state which always throws up hung assembly where smaller parties and Independents call the shots in government formation.  Chief Minister Pramod Sawant,

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LS Polls: BJP Faces Disunited Oppn

AMULYA GANGULI THE political edge which the Opposition in India appeared to have gained from its successes in three recent assembly elections and several by-elections has dissipated. Surgical Strike 2.0 robbed the Opposition parties of their momentum. More impetus was lost to the familiar malady of being too self-centred to take the initiative in building a mahagathbandhan or a grand …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Unwarranted Comparisons YOUR report ‘Parrikar, a living example of Christ’s values’ (NT, March 19, 2019) on the late Manohar Parrikar triggered many comments in social media, particularly because it was seen as inappropriate. Parrikar’s resilience and the way he endured suffering is to be appreciated, but comparing his sufferings to Christ’s and saying that he was a living example of …

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