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A Giant Leap

Wednesday was a red letter day for Tembhli, a tribal hamlet in western Maharashtra. Ten villagers received 12-digit unique identification numbers. Mr Nandan Nilekani, former Infosys chairman was selected to head the Unique Identification Authority of India.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

An Education in Etiquette

It is understood that from October 1, private bus conductors will come under the scanner of the Transport department. The conductors will be pulled up for not wearing uniform, non-issuance of tickets and rugged number plates etc.

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Elusive Pluralism in India

BY KULDIP NAYAR

IT was a laudable judgment of the Supreme Court which upheld the right of Indian Muslims to inherit the property that their fathers and forefathers had left behind before migrating to Pakistan.

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Jalkund as Farmers’ New Hope

Necessity is the mother of invention: And it is the need for water that eventually led to the invention of ‘jalkund’, a small tank constructed on hill slopes for irrigation.

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US New Page on Pak

Then it comes to dropping bombs in ‘enemy territory’ the former US President Mr George Bush comes across as ‘button happy’.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Development for All

A FEW days back, Goa’s Health Minister, Mr Vishwajit Rane, gave to the press a list of developmental works to the tune of ` 200 crore, undertaken by him for Valpoi.

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No Lasting Peace in Northeast

By Sanchet Barua and Dawa Tshering

PEACEMAKING is a messy business. Avoiding or ending violence often requires compromises that some consider appeasement, injustice, or undemocratic. Yet, a flawed peace may be preferable to continued violence. Ideally, compromises to end violence induce future participation in rule-based competition for political power.

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Improving Climate in Kashmir

THE schools reopened in Jammu and Kashmir after three months of closure in view of virtually daily occurrence of stone pelting by mobs of youth at police. The attendance was about one-fifths of the normal but anyway it is a good beginning.

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Incomplete BPL List

IT is highly deplorable that the Goa government agencies have failed to make a complete list of BPL (Below the Poverty Line) families at Telaulim village in South Goa district. Failure in one village suggests there might be people missing from the BPL list in other villages too.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Punish the Guilty

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IT is indeed shameful to see the coverage on newspapers and TV news channels about the CWG mess. Because of some corrupt handfuls managing the event the image of the entire country has suffered a setback.

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