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Approach to Maoist Question

A DAY after the Union Home Minister, Mr P Chidambaram described Maoists as ‘cowards’ and blamed state governments for not taking strong action against them, the Maoists killed 73 CRPF personnel including a deputy and an assistant commandant in the Mukrana forest region of Dantewada in Chhattisgarh

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Custodial Deaths

CUSTODIAL deaths are perhaps one of the worst crimes in a civilised society governed by the rule of law. Custodial torture is no doubt an international phenomenon but the incidents are quite common in developing countries, and the situation in India is far from being satisfactory.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Curb Menace of Begging
THIS is with reference to the news item, ‘Begging, a growing menace in South Goa’ (NT, April, 5). Begging in Goa was something unheard of as witnessed some years back, when Goa earned the unique distinction of being the only Indian state with no beggars.

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No consensus on women’s Bill

NEW DELHI: Government’s efforts to ensure early passage of the Women’s Reservation Bill in the Lok Sabha received a setback on Monday with its ally Trinamool Congress joining Samajwadi Party, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and Janata Dal (United) in opposing the proposed legislation in the present form.

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12 custodial deaths in Goa

PANAJI: The state recently witnessed the custodial deaths of Ajay Kaushal and Anand Kambli. Ajay Kaushal, a British fugitive wanted in Britain in a case of assault and abduction of a businessman and lodged in judicial custody in Sub Jail at Vasco, was suspected to have died of an overdose of some medicine.

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