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Don’t Politicise Balakot Air Strike

RAJDEEP SARDESAI War is not a cricket match and an air strike should not be reduced to a political spectacle. But we are in election season which might explain the well-choreographed celebratory note, which has been struck in the aftermath of the ‘pre-emptive, non military strike’ on terror camps in Pakistan. As the ‘collective conscience’ of a nation seems to …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

PM Must Take All Parties Into Confidence The true calibre of a nation and its leaders is tested in critical moments. In our case the terrorism issue and the paradigm shift in our policy after tolerating the 1,000 cuts of our belligerent neighbour is on test with the nation using air power to cross the line of control and strike …

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Welcoming New DGP

S KAMAT, ALTO ST CRUZ It is a good thing we are seeing the back of Director General of Police (DGP) Muktesh Chander, who has been transferred out of Goa. With the traffic sentinel scheme, he had contributed to enough nuisance within the Goan society and also with his irresponsible defence of the scheme at various public forums. In his …

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Keep Cricket Out Of India-Pak Tension

YAJURVINDRA SINGH The attack on Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) men in Pulwama by an Indian born and bred Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) militant has aroused a feeling of hatred and revenge in the minds of each and every Indian. The troubles in Kashmir with no concrete solution in sight since the time of partition, has now reached a stage of anger, …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Help Students De-stress For Success Students are facing a lot of stress nowadays. A look at their huge school bags itself gives us an idea of their burden. At their age learning should be joy and not a burden. Their inquisitive minds should be enriched by education, which should help them to express their latent talents. But nowadays the curriculum …

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Need For Action To Tackle Clerical Abuse

MICHAEL VAZ, MERCES After years of unabated outrage on clerical abuse in the Church all over the world but prominently in the continents of Europe, Australia, North America and South America, the Church has finally awakened to address the people’s concern. It is not just the paedophile cases that have been hitting the headlines over the years but sexual exploitation …

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Towards Creating A Healthier India

AMIT KAPOOR The last four years of the Narendra Modi government have seen trajectory-altering policies and programmes covering a broad spectrum of areas, from Sagarmala targeting the waterways and coastline for enhancing port development and pushing the growth of coastal areas to Digital India enabling online infrastructure and internet connectivity. India is currently also undergoing a powerful wave of social …

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On Sri Lankan Team Pulling Off Fantastic Victory In Durban

S KAMAT, ALTO ST CRUZ That cricket is a game of glorious uncertainty was brought home again on the pitch at Kingsmead, Durban, South Africa where Sri Lanka pulled off a very unlikely but sensational win against South Africa on February 16, 2019 in the first Test of the two-match series. One can say that at Kingsmead a miracle was …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Pharmacies Must Offer Discount To Customers For a long time now, pharmacies in Goa have been selling medicines at the prices marked on the packaging be it strips, boxes or bottles. They don’t give any discount to the people as given by pharmacies in other states. Although our pharmacies cannot be accused of wrong practice in doing so, it must …

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Advertising At Public Cost Not To Benefit Society

Bidyut Kumar Chatterjee,  Faridabad After Pulwama attacked Modiji shouted, “Fire is raging in my heart”, but when Kashmiris were attacked and the Meghlaya Governor Tathagata Roy only wanted to appease his master in Delhi as he knows that Modi have not the guts to throw him out, just at that moment one side the Supreme Court issues notices to Centre, …

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