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Balanced Approach To Foreign Currency Debt

TAPONEEL MUKHERJEE Recent news about an increase in Indian corporates and state entities issuing dollar bonds is welcome news, especially since it clearly shows investor appetite for lending to credible Indian business models. However, relatively easy liquidity and high investor appetite for lending in the international markets must be tempered by the fact that borrowing in foreign currencies is beneficial …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Election, A Peaceful Way For A Change This refers to Pachu Menon’s letter, ‘Exercising’ Adult Franchise (NT, April 22). Since we do not believe in bullet, therefore, we must have faith in ballot. Indeed, the people’s aspiration through ballot and peaceful movements makes some countries become truly welfare states. For example, the people of Nordic countries make their government take …

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Go Out And Make Your Vote Count

ADELMO FERNANDES, VASCO It is ‘D’ day, as voters will be queuing up to cast their precious vote. It is the sacred duty and an obligation of every citizen to exercise franchise. It is understood that an entire hamlet in a remote part of Canacona taluka had decided to boycott the Lok Sabha polls. Marlem, a remote hamlet in Poinguinim, …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

On Sadhvi Pragya’s Candidature for LS Polls A sadhvi, who has terrorist charges against her, is out on bail on medical grounds, ostensibly cancer, has been put up as a candidate by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) so that it becomes “Congress ko mehanga padega,” (Congress will have to pay heavily), according to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Sadhvi Pragya Thakur …

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Crisis Brewing In Healthcare System

JAGDISH RATTANANI About two years ago, Stanford University’s Dr John P AIoannidis, who currently is considered the most-cited physician, wrote in the prestigious Journal of Clinical Epidemiology: “Under market pressure, clinical medicine has been transformed to finance-based medicine…In many places, medicine and healthcare are wasting societal resources and becoming a threat to human well-being. Science denialism and quacks are also …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Rallies And Speeches Made During Elections The recent order by the Honourable Supreme Court reminding only now about the Election Commission of India’s (EC) of its true and real powers to exercise is astonishing.

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Colombo Blasts May Impact Voters Psyche

Nandkumar M Kamat The horrifying and cruel, universally condemnable Colombo blasts dampened the spirit of Easter Sunday in Goa. The scenes may be carried by the voters in their mind on April 23 because no election in Goa in the past had been conducted in such a gloomy, insecure atmosphere.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Venom Of Hatred With the election fever rising high, there is an unusual atmosphere of reckless politicking, crossing all bounds and spewing the venom of  hatred and vengeance.

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The Flawed Narrative On Kashmir

D C PATHAK THE debate on Kashmir has produced a crop of ‘experts’ whose analysis is in many cases tinted by their political alignment. In the run-up to the 2019 general election,

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Voter On The Horn Of A Dilemma I can’t recall when I last voted, without reservations, if I ever did, for a truly deserving candidate. Every time there seems to be a reason why I need to vote against my conscience,

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