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A Food Zone Full Of Health Hazards

ARE the city fathers and the fathers of the Smart City mission not being step-fatherly in creating a food hawkers’ zone next to a public toilet outside the side wall of the Don Bosco High School? There cannot be more uncivil, unhygienic, hazardous and anti-citizen decision. Their idea was to shift the food vendors doing business at different locations in …

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Hitting Sidhu For A Six Not In National Interest

THOSE who are finding fault with Punjab Tourism Minister and former cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu for hugging Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Bajwa at the swearing-in ceremony of Imran Khan as the new Pakistan Prime Minister should heave it out: has Sidhu committed treason?  What was worse, his critics say, that he sat next to Pakistan-occupied Kashmir president Masood Khan …

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Agro-ecotourism A Boon for Farmers

The director of the Central Coastal Agricultural Research Institute (CCARI) of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), E Chakurkar has called upon farmers in the state to take up agro-ecotourism to augment their income.

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Quota System No More Boon To Society

SUDHANSHU RANJAN   Martin Luther King and his wife, Coretta Scott King, came to India in February 1959 and travelled throughout the country for nearly two months. Back home, he praised India for its affirmative action for the scheduled castes and scheduled tribes and exhorted the US government to follow India.

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Close Down Liquor Outlets In Surla

Although the people of the Surla village of Goa and the people of Kankumbi, Parwad and adjoining villages of Karnataka have differences over sharing of the Mhadei river waters, they have found common cause in demanding that the liquor outlets at Surla are permanently closed. The liquor outlets have been ordered to remain closed for a month by the North …

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Karnataka’s Arbitrary Curbs On Goan Officials

The last week’s detention of Goa’s water resource department (WRD) officials on visit to Kankumbi in Karnataka to check the status of work being carried out by the neighbouring state on the diversion of water from the River Mhadei has raised concerns and Water Resources Minister Vinod Palyekar has promised appropriate steps would be taken for the security of officials …

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Hoping For Reincarnation Of Motor Driving Schools

WITH the Lokayukta’s sword hanging over their head, the state transport department has decided to carry out an audit of motor driving schools. The department has selected a private agency, International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT) for carrying out the audit. There are around 135 motor driving schools in the state, which will undergo thorough scrutiny from September onwards. Though …

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