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Bleak Outlook For Economy In 2019

AMIT KAPOOR EVEN the most optimistic estimates cannot deny that in all likelihood, the world economy will grow at a slower pace in 2019 than it did in the previous year. Most significantly, the Chinese economy that had managed to keep its engine running at full throttle over the last four decades is slowly running out of gas. The fact …

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Crack Whip On Vasco Vendors A tug of war has been going on between fruit and vegetables vendors and officials of the Mormugao municipal council in the past few days over encroachment. The vendors have even gone to the extent of keeping the vegetables market closed for a day inconveniencing the people. The vendors have been encroaching upon the space …

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Give Tools And Dignity To Safai Karmacharis

SUJIT DE, KOLKATA ACCORDING to the NGO Safai Karmachari Andolan, a ‘safai karmachari’ (scavenger) dies every third day in a gutter on an average in our country. Poverty, lack of social security and caste barrier compel our poor brothers and sisters to dip themselves in sewer water without safety measures. Some of them die instantly after inhaling poisonous and nauseating …

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Jagdish Rattanani Nitin Gadkari is in the news. The former BJP President and the minister (Road Transport  & Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation) in the Narendra Modi government has used his hometown and the headquarters city of the RSS to make the point that the entire nation has been talking about – where are the …

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Flight Delays A Common Plight at Bengaluru The Kempegowda International Airport at Bengaluru is witnessing consistent early morning flight delays owing to prevailing weather conditions. Fog has played havoc causing unscheduled delays, disruptions in runways and thus leading to cascading delays across the check-in counters and at the airport. At a time when the airport is rejoicing with many milestones …

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Lackadaisical Government Attitude

S Kamat, Santa Cruz The national highway near Udupi in Karnataka was blocked  Monday,  Jan 6, 2019 for 3 hours with protesting fishermen taking to the streets because 7 of their community have been missing at sea since December  13, 2018 and there is no concrete action that has been taken by both the State and Central governments to launch …

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Fighting Hunger With Ready-made Food

AJIT RANADE ANTYODAYA is one of the key principles that animates India’s Constitution. It means uplift of the last. It was M K Gandhi who said to leaders of independent India that when you formulate a policy think about how it benefits the person worst off in society. All public policy must keep in mind how to uplift the lowermost …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Saving Goa’s Golden Goose AFTER the disastrous end to mining in Goa, it is now the turn of the tourism sector for sure, presently on the downslide, and heading inexorably to the point of no return, borne out by the steep fall in the numbers of international tourists and the cancellation of several chartered flights to the state. A number …

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Lokpal Is Still A Mirage

GANAPATHI BHAT, AKOLA THE appointment of anti-corruption ombudsman or Lokpal was one of the most important promises of the then premier-aspirant Narendra Modi.  The Modi-led NDA has been in power for the last four and a half years, but the Lokpal is still a mirage.  If put in place, the Lokpal will have an unprecedented power to probe important people …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Clear Garbage Along Roadsides ALTHOUGH the concerned authorities often advise people to keep every area neat and tidy, dumping of garbage along the roadsides continues to be a common phenomenon.

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