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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Mobile Phones and Road Safety

WE constantly have reports expressing concern about the increasing number of road accidents and high rate of fatalities on Goan roads. Sadly, the police do not seem to be taking any action against violations, and especially against the use of mobile phones while driving/riding.

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Renationalisation in a Flat World-V

BY NANDKUMAR KAMAT

ON Saturday, December 18, evening, hundreds of citizens and school children marched with torches to Panaji’s Azad Maidan to pay homage to the martyrs of Goa’s freedom struggle and soldiers who had laid down their lives in "Operation Vijay’. It was launching of the golden jubilee celebration of Goa’s liberation.

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Politics of Terrorism

Mr Rahul Gandhi’s comments to the US envoy in India last year, that Hindu terror groups could pose a bigger threat to the country than militant groups like Lashkar-e-Taiba has kicked up a political row at a time when the government’s platter of scams and scandals is full.

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A Deserving Candidate

Today when one wishes to buy a house, the search is dominated by floor space, surrounding landscape, parking, cost and locality. The building constructed is utilitarian, serving the interest of the builder and the buyer. The architect is no longer an artist but a trained professional who gets the job done.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Financial Aid for Road Accident Victims

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THE initiative of the Goa government to pay financial assistance to victims of road accidents is a step in the right earnest. While the money would certainly go a long way in providing some relief to the affected families, this is only a measure in the interim.

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Time to Abolish the Rajya Sabha

BY INDER MALHOTRA
AT regional consultations on electoral reforms in Bhopal, presided over by Union Law Minister, Mr Veerapa Moily and with Chief Election Commissioner, Mr S Y Quraishi present, Madhya Pradesh’s BJP Chief Minister, Mr Shivraj Singh Chouhan, had an extraordinary suggestion to make.

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THERE are some quick developments in the state’s ruling coalition, and we are far from being sure whether it is a sign of some change coming up or just a storm in a teacup. One thing for sure, the Nationalist Congress Party sent its Goa in-charge Mr Praful Hede to the state to ask the party’s two ministers,

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Lack of Prejudice

THE widening of the probe into the 25 spectrum allocation by the Supreme Court to cover policies and decisions of the telecom ministry from 2001 should be welcomed as it would ultimately prove whether the dismissed telecom minister, Mr A Raja was actually following, as he claims, the policies formulated by his predecessors.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

India’s Corruption Crisis
The CBI has been conducting raids to uncover the 2G Spectrum allocation scam and the various television channels have been beaming it like a live telecast. While the ruling party boasts that it has zero tolerance towards corruption as compared to the main opposition party, the fact remains that the central government was aware of what was happening and had been tapping certain telephones since 2007.

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Time to Act, Prime Minister

BY RAJDEEP SARDESSAI
DEAR Dr Singh, Greetings! This is my second open letter to you this year. The first was in May when I had again raised the issue of political corruption. To quote from the May 28 letter: “There is little doubt Sir of your personal integrity, but would you concede that its been difficult for you to check corruption amongst your ministerial colleagues?

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