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Excruciatingly Slow Pace Of Justice

SUDHANSHU RANJAN The conference of chief ministers and chief justices of states held on 24 February would have passed off like a ritual but for the emotional outburst of Chief Justice of India T S Thakur, regarding the large number of vacancies in the judiciary which, according to him, was responsible for the huge pendency. Concerns are being raised about …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Rising Crimes By Foreign Tourists This is with reference to the news item ‘4 Georgian nationals held for theft at Anjuna’ (NT March 15). From the number of criminal cases registered against foreign nationals in the state, it has become  more than evident that  some foreign tourists come to Goa mainly  to commit theft rather than to enjoy themselves. The …

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Promoting Basic Rights Of The Consumer

SUJIT DE , KOLKATA Every year the World Consumer Rights Day is celebrated on March 15. Consumers International has announced the theme for World Consumer Rights Day 2019 as “Trusted Smart Products” to make us aware about the need for a connected world and “importance of the development of digital products and services.”   The movement for consumer rights is for …

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Playing Anti-Pak Card To Gain Votes

Rajdeep Sardesai WHEN Narendra Modi is on a campaign trail in his ‘janmabhoomi’ of Gujarat, his rabble-rousing rhetoric usually gets even more theatrical. Not surprisingly then, he chose a public rally in Ahmedabad last week to launch a ferocious attack on Pakistan: ‘gharmein ghus kar maarenge’, he thundered while threatening more air strikes against Pak-based terror camps. The adoring crowd, …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Risk Of Improper Hill Cutting THE collapse of metal scaffolding set up for building of an approach road to the new Zuari Bridge in which four workers were left injured should come as a wake-up call of the dangers looming due to improper hill-cutting. The reason for the collapse has reportedly been attributed to an “imbalance” and “soil displacement from …

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Stop Ticketless Rail Travelling

GANAPATHI BHAT, Akola SOME rail commuters still continue to use bonafide tickets to travel in higher class compartments while commuters, who miss out on their preferred class of travel, buy tickets, get in to other coaches of the train, and wait for the Travelling Ticket Examiner (TTE) to sort out things. Not all have a mischievous agenda; it is only …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Don’t Charge Citizens For Door-to-door Collection of Waste The prime task of the municipal bodies and the panchayats is to keep their respective city and village clean. Door-to-door collection of garbage forms a part of this cleanliness drive. The question that arises is why should citizens be made to pay a fee of Rs 60 per month for the service …

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Solution To Ayodhya Tangle Seems Remote

MICHAEL VAZ, MERCES It is unfortunate that since decades people are trying to find a solution to the endless problem of building the Ram Mandir at Ayodhya. There have been arguments and counter arguments on the right of the Hindus, the majority community, to build a temple since Ayodhya is believed to be the birthplace of Ram as per the …

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Tejas Will Give More Firepower To IAF

HORMUZ P MAMA The MiG-21 has been in the news again – for all the wrong reasons. That aircraft has been the mainstay of the Indian Air Force’s (IAF) air combat capability for decades. However, current developments bring in focus the urgency of developing and deploying its replacement, the Tejas Light Combat Aircraft. The IAF plans to order a total …

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