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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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SC Must Decide On Ayodhya Case

SUDHANSHU RANJAN Mediation is the best option that should be resorted to in any litigation. When M K Gandhi went to South Africa, his client Abdulla Sheth, who had taken him there, asked him to avoid familiarity with his adversary. Gandhi replied, “But I do intend cultivating the acquaintance of the other party. I should like to be friends with …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

On Opposition To Poll Dates Few Muslim leaders and maulanas have raised objection to holding of the Lok Sabha elections during the month of Ramzan. The Election Commission said in this connection that care has been taken to see that election would not be held on Friday or on festival day. It is, therefore, not understood why such a complaint …

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India Must Spend More On Education And Healthcare

SUJIT DE, KOLKATA To cure a disease, first of all a doctor needs to assess what is the number one cause of the disease. India’s spending on education and health – the two legs on which the common people can stand – is much less than a country is supposed to earmark. An accurate diagnosis of India’s main problem can …

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What Nirav Modi Case Tells About India

JAGDISH RATTANANI The story of Nirav Modi leading a rather comfortable life in London appears to have galvanised Indian authorities to action. Reports now say the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has sought his immediate arrest and that a United Kingdom (UK) warrant could be only weeks away. The swift response after the UK Telegraph’s interview with Modi, in which …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

PM Must Walk The Talk On Eradicating VIP Culture Addressing Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel in Ghaziabad, Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently hit out at the VIP culture and the misuse of power: “The VIP culture is at times the biggest threat to security,” he said. He admitted that the VIPs throw their weight around, get angry at security …

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Monitoring Social Media During Lok Sabha Polls

VARUN S D, BENGALURU The Election Commission of India has announced the polling dates for the upcoming 2019 general elections to the Lok Sabha in the months of April and May. The task appears to be a mammoth exercise considering several challenging factors related to handling logistical, security and manpower requirements, voter-verified paper audit trail/ electronic voting machine management, Election …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Rafael Papers ‘Stolen’ One cannot understand whether to call the incumbent BJP government’s Attorney General’s performance before the Supreme Court in the Rafael case as a high or a low when he claimed that the papers related to the aircraft deal were ‘stolen’ from the Ministry of Defence! One would assume that he is presenting the official line of the …

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How Goa Is Inviting Man-made Floods

Nandkumar M Kamat During summer, I am deliberately writing this article after traveling in much of north Goa, Panaji and suburbs and witnessing the various developmental, road widening and landscape alteration works.

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