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RBI raises key interest rates

MUMBAI: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Tuesday raised its key interest rates by up to 0.5 per cent to check double digit inflation and predicted dearer interest regime, but banks said they would wait for now.

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Kerala to probe functioning of religious courts

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:  The Kerala government on Tuesday  announced a probe into the activities of religious committees run by radical outfit, PFI, whose activists allegedly chopped off the hand of a college lecturer recently.

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TDP threatens to launch mass agitation on Babli

NEW DELHI: Holding the Centre and the Congress responsible for Maharashtra government’s attitude, the TDP chief, Mr N Chandrababu Naidu on Tuesday threatened to launch a mass agitation programme if the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh fails to resolve the Babli issue amicably by August 10.

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Rising Violence and Intolerance in India

BY KULDIP NAYAR
THE escalating violence in the country frightens me. Still more frightening is the shape it is taking. It has turned in some places communal, regional and ideological. Yet whatever the direction, it indicates a trend where the rule of law is lessening and sheer force is gaining recognition.

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Driving Hawks to Wall

PAKISTAN’S double game of fighting alongside the US but protecting the Al-Qaeda and Taliban in Afghanistan was an open secret. At one stage the Bush administration had expressed concerns that the Pakistani army, particularly its Directorate and Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI),

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A Sustainable Solution

Once again the Supreme Court had to intervene and direct the central government to set up a water dispute tribunal to resolve the differences between Goa and Karnataka over diversion of water from the Mhadei basin.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Stranded River Princess
IT is understood that the crack in the hull of the River Princess has widened further and there is a possibility that the ship might break into two. As two companies are involved in a tussle to win the bid to remove the stranded ship, it would be in the fitness of things to allot one half of the ship to one company and the other half to the other.

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Natasha continues to reap rewards in tennis

PANAJI: Goa’s teenage tennis sensation and Dempo Goodwill Brand Ambassador, Natasha Palha of Agasaim is continuing to reap a good harvest in her sporting field, courtesy of the wholesome support from the House of Dempos through their Goodwill Ambassador scheme, mooted by Chairman, Mr Shrinivas V Dempo.

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‘Dempo support a real blessing’

Expectations are very much there as people expect more, which is a natural thing. But I always enjoy my sport and try my best to keep off the pressure and that’s the way I go about things. The unconditional and positive support and encouragement that Chairman, Mr Shrinivas V Dempo has always on offer through his kind and encouraging words has been the real motivation that keeps me going, says Natasha Palha in a tete-a-tete with Sudhakar Shanbhag

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