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A Tête-à-tête With Shah Of Hindutva

KULDIP NAYAR I find the followers of secular ideology as fanatic as others are. There was a furore over the visit of BJP president Amit Shah to my residence a few days ago. Critics over telephone and emails were numberless. And all that they said was “you should not have allowed him to visit you”. I want to put the ... Read More »

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

In Praise of Pastoral Letter IT has been reported that GPCC principal general secretary Altino Gomes, while speaking at the condolence meeting, said that before the death of former MP Shantaram Naik, the latter had informed him about the need to support Archbishop of Goa and Daman Filipe Neri Ferrao against the BJP workers lest they called upon the Archbishop ... Read More »

Govt failed to protect borders, is weak, cowardly: Congress

PTI   NEW DELHI The Congress Wednesday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the death of four BSF personnel in cross-border firing by Pakistan and labelled it “weak and cowardly” for failing to protect the country’s borders in the last four years. Congress leader Pramod Tiwari also accused the prime minister of insulting the martyrdom of the four ... Read More »

Don’t Kill The Goose That Lays Golden Egg

JOAO BARROS-PEREIRA, CANSAULIM THE government wants policemen on motorcycles to patrol the beaches to ensure safety to visitors and local residents. Is this a knee-jerk reaction to the gangrape of a woman at Betalbatim beach, which triggered public outcry and shamed Goa in the country and world over? The icing on the cake is the consideration shown to the turtle ... Read More »

High Drug Tolerance Of Goa Police

IN what was the biggest seizure of drugs in the state, the officials of the government of India’s Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) found over 50 kg of Ketamine, known as date rape drug, in a raid conducted on a factory at the Pissurlem Industrial Estate in Sattari. Three foreigners have been detained for their alleged involvement. There is no ... Read More »

‘Blood banks across WHO South-East Asia Region need more blood’

PTI   NEW DELHI Noting that blood banks across the South-East Asian Region including India needed more blood, the World Health Organization (WHO) Wednesday stressed the need for donating blood, saying it was one of the easiest ways to be there for someone else and to share life. WHO Regional Director for South-East Asia Poonam Khetrapal Singh also stressed the ... Read More »

Jaitley takes jibe at Rahul; says wisdom can’t be inherited

PTI   NEW DELHI Taking a jibe at Rahul Gandhi for anti-Narendra Modi tirade, Union Minister Arun Jaitley questioned the Congress President’s wisdom saying that it has to be acquired through learning and cannot be inherited. The Congress party has become “ideologyless” because its “only obsession is a person called Narendra Modi”, Jaitley said in a Facebook post. Gandhi has ... Read More »

PhD mandatory for recruitment of university teachers from 2021-22: Javadekar

PTI NEW DELHI PhD has been made mandatory for recruitment of teachers in universities from 2021-22 and cracking the National Eligibility Test (NET) would not be accepted as the only eligibility criteria, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said Wednesday. However, masters degree with NET or PhD would continue to be the minimum eligibility criteria for direct recruitment in colleges, a senior ... Read More »

‘A big step back from potential nuclear catastrophe’: Trump on summit

PTI Washington US President Donald Trump Wednesday said his unprecedented summit with Kim Jong-un has averted a “nuclear catastrophe” and thanked the North Korean leader for taking the “first bold step” towards a bright new future for his people. Kim Tuesday pledged to work towards the “complete denuclearisation” in return for security guarantees from the US as he and Trump ... Read More »

Indian student racially abused for defending hijab-clad woman in UK

PTI London A 28-year-old Indian-origin student in the UK has been racially attacked by a white man, shouting “Brexit, go back home” after the Briton made sexist remarks towards a hijab-clad woman, media reports said. Rickesh Advani, a political science student at Cambridge University, confronted the man for his comments towards the woman, only to be hit with an outburst ... Read More »

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