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End of the Ufa Illusion

Only four days ago at Ufa in Russia, Pakistan and India signed an agreement to remove impediments to speed up the trial of the accused in the Mumbai terror case. The joint briefing of prime ministers of the two countries had triggered a new hope. The foreign secretaries said both sides will discuss all outstanding issues.

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Dr Quacks Are Here, There, Everywhere

The continuing series of reports on quackery in this newspaper has brought to light that numerous men and women disguising themselves as “medically skilled” persons are deceiving people in every neighbourhood of Goa by promising and prescribing cure to diseases they are not qualified to do.

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Sailing For New Marina Sites

AS of now, the two marina projects in Goa, one proposed at Sancoale and another at Nauxi, are put on hold. Neither the industrial promotion agencies of the government, such as the Goa Investment Promotion Board, nor the regulatory agencies such as the Goa State Pollution Board and Biodiversity Board are going to make any move on the proposals until …

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This Adhinayak Is No George 

SOME controversies simply refuse to die down. And thanks to people like Kalyan Singh, former chief minister of Uttar Pradesh and now Rajasthan’s Governor.  Singh, who was chargesheeted by the CBI in the Babri Masjid case, has re-discovered a colonial element in the century-old national anthem.

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Suitable Parenting By Single Mother

Early this week the Supreme Court gave a landmark judgement that an unwed mother can be appointed as the sole legal guardian of her child without the consent of the father. The order by a bench led by Justice Vikramjit Sen goes beyond the Guardians and Wards Act and the Hindu Minority and Guardianship Act which require that a notice …

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End Tyranny of Taxi Operators

TAXI operators in Goa have written their own laws for long. They have been operating contrary to the rules and regulations framed by the state government that members of other trades are made to conform to or pay penalties.

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Daydreaming in Athens

DID Greece intend to transmit a reconciliatory message to the European Union by getting its outspoken finance minister Yanis Varoufakis replaced by a moderate Euclid Tsakalotos?

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Taming Bike Riders

NEERAJ Gaude of the Indian Reserve Battalion died young in a road accident riding a bike without a helmet on Ribandar-Panaji causeway. May his soul rest in peace! May his fellow policemen in IRB, as well as men in Goa police,

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45 Deaths And No Murderers Found

The dean of Jabalpur Medical College Dr Arun Sharma, who recently submitted 200 documents to the Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the Vyapam scam, was found dead in a hotel room in New Delhi on Sunday morning. Dr Sharma’s predecessor Dr D K Sakalle too died mysteriously a year ago. Dr Sharma’s death comes less than 24 hours after Akshay …

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