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Welcoming President Obama-I

BY NANDKUMAR KAMAT

GOBEL peace prize laureate American President Barack Obama’s visit to India is a welcome and significant step taken by world’s two largest democracies threatened by the meteoric rise of religious intolerance, fundamentalism and terrorism.

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Adarsh, Far from Ideal

CLOSE on the heels of serious corruption charges against those at the helm of affairs of the Commonwealth Games comes another scandal involving politicians, top generals and bureaucrats. A week after the lid on an elaborate plot to grab land at Colaba,

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A Major Lapse

IT is still not known if the two-day security drill named ‘Sagar Kavach’ to test the operational preparedness of the police force, Coast Guard and Navy in Goa was successful or not. Top police officers who briefed media persons were not really forthcoming on the issue except to say that ‘it was neither a success not a failure’.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Sachin Shines Again

MASTER-Blaster, Mr Sachin Tendulkar’s devastating form has left many critics dumb struck. At the age of 37 years and after an illustrious career of 21 years, he is as good as ever.

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US,Pak: Allies at Cross-Purposes

BY INDER MLHOTRA
ONE of numerous American analysts that are upset over Islamabad’s ‘double-dealing’ in the Afghanistan War has compared his country’s relationship with Pakistan to ‘making love to a cactus’.

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Insecure in Australia

JUST when everything seemed calm and dreary news from Australia was reduced to a trickle and India was beginning to repose its trust in law enforcing agencies Down Under, a Goan student in Noble Park, Melbourne was brutally attacked by two Australians.

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KTC’s Vending Machine

ALTHOUGH the proposal of the Kadamba Transport Corporation to install ticket vending machines at bus stands seems to be a step in the right direction, hasty implementation could endanger it.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

The Lisbon Connection
WEDNESDAY’S news of a Portuguese delegation signing an MoU to develop Panaji, following the city mayor’s visit to the Portuguese Capital is to be read circumspectly.

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Righting the Wrongs in Kashmir

BY INDRANIL BANERJEE
STUNG by criticism that he has been doing a poor job as the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Mr Omar Abdullah has hit back as viciously as possible at the Centre to the utter joy of separatists led by Hurriyat hawk, Syed Ali Shah Geelani.

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So You Reap

THE decisive defeat of the CPM-led Left Democratic Front ( LDF) in the local bodies’ elections in Kerala is a direct consequence of the rot seeping in the party’s state organisation and of the apparent complacency, if not patronage, shown by the national Marxist leadership.

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