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Under the Scanner

These are indeed rare times. The UPA government is reeling under a series of corruption scandals and now the Parliament’s public accounts committee (PAC) has summoned the chiefs of the Army, Navy and Air Force to appear before it to explain alleged irregularities in canteen store supplies.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Mobile Nuisance in Banks

IN almost all banks, a notice is put up for customers to switch off their cell phones. However, customers seldom respect such instructions on the contrary they conversate in loud tonnes even near the cash counters.

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Flawed Conduct of SC During Emergency

By INDER MALHOTRA
Somewhat belatedly the media has discovered that in a “recent judgement” a two-member bench of the Supreme Court has declared that the Apex Court’s 1976 judgement upholding the suspension of fundamental rights for the duration of the Emergency (June 1975-March 1977) was “erroneous.”

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Pragmatic Telangana Formula

The 461-page report unveiled by the Union Home Minister, Mr P Chidambaram at a meeting of political parties has thrown up six options on how to go about resolving the demand for a separate Telangana state.

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Stopping Shrine Thefts

The coming together of like-minded forces to protect temples from thefts and desecration is not only welcome, but desirable as well. The Gomantak Mandir and Dhaarmik Sanstha Mahasang is officially constituted for this purpose.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Checking Corruption in PDS
The government is too busy to feather its nest rather than check and control the rationed commodities. Rice is siphoned off in large quantities. Kerosene is adulterated and is available in the black market.

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India on a Firm Footing in 2011

By Monish Tourangbam
IN the year that went by, India’s foreign policy has been largely dictated by its effort to secure more partners around the world especially in the Asian continent, which is evident from the regularity of high-level diplomatic visits.

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Congress in Survival Mode

As skeletons tumble out of the cupboard, the pressure gets greater on the UPA government to do something, or at least show that it is doing something to bring corruption under control.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Colva in Grip of Corrupt
THE main area of the Colva Beach portrays the fact that something is seriously wrong about Colva.

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