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Arresting Jobless And Unequal Growth

SUJIT DE, KOLKATA The World Happiness Reports over the last four years have showcased India’s downfall to as many as 23 ranks from 117 out of 158 countries in 2015 to 140 out of 156 countries in 2019. Indeed, we have been sliding down from 117 in 2015 to 118 in 2016 (down 1 rank) to 122 in 2017 (down …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Church’s Election Advisory It is customary for the Church in India to issue guidelines/advisories to the faithful at the time of state and general elections, cautioning them to vote judiciously and to select candidates, who are clean and promise to provide a secular and corruption-free government, if elected to power. The two-page advisory of the Church in Goa is no …

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Lok Sabha Polls: Emerging Trajectories

JAYANTA GHOSAL   Indian politics is always moving along new, emerging trajectories. After 20 years of the Congress dominating electoral politics, it was perhaps in 1967 that for the first time the party faced a setback. In 1977, there was another strong anti-Congress mood prevailing in the country following the Emergency. But then, Indira Gandhi once again returned to power …

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Custodial Deaths Are A Blot On Nation

JAGDISH RATTANANI In the midst of a heated campaign for the upcoming national elections, the death of a local school teacher in police custody in Jammu and Kashmir did not make the headlines. In Jammu and Kashmir it has set off a new round of protests, angered more citizens and made it that much more difficult to win people over …

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Stop Coal Dust Pollution In Vasco

ELVIDIO MIRANDA, Panaji After a comprehensive presentation by the alert activists of Vasco as well as founder of the Goa Foundation to the Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) chairman, it is evident that coal dust pollution in Vasco has reached the above 40 micrograms per cubic metre limit, which is the permissible limit allowed by the National Ambient Air …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

On Rahul’s Promise Of Minimum Income To Poor Congress president Rahul Gandhi has promised that 20 per cent poor families in the country would be given Rs 72,000 per year if his party is elected to power. Now, taking a retreat, Congress has given a clarification that the scheme will be “women centric.” These poor families know that promises made …

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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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