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A Neglected New Baby

The national award for the best Konkani film for Palatadcho Munis (The Man Beyond the Bridge) directed by Laxmikant Shetgaonkar has hardly come as a surprise.

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Respect the Verdict

Fears of a communal confrontation following the upcoming verdict of the Allahabad High Court on the Ayodhya dispute on September 24 are increasing.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Colva Anti-Plastic Drive
I WAS pleased to know of the combined effort of several non-governmental organisations, students, church organisations and Panchayat Raj institutions in the anti-plastic drive, held recently at Colva.

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NDM-1: Denial is No Strategy

BY PRAFUL BIDWAI

THE Lancet, a reputed British medical journal, recently published a paper co-authored by Indian and British scientists on antibiotic resistance induced in certain bacteria by a gene named New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase-1.

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Way to Settle Mandovi Dispute

IT is time the central government stopped procrastinating the setting up of the tribunal it promised for determining the dispute between Goa and Karnataka over the construction of the Kalasa Banduri project across the Mandovi river upstream by Karnataka and other issues relating to sharing of the river waters.

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No Matter What

THE Haryana Chief Minister, Mr B S Hooda claims his government has conducted successful negotiations with the Jat Aarakshan Sangharsh Samiti agitating for a job quota for Jats as OBC and there would be no more agitations on the issue.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Solving the Garbage Problem

FOR quite some time, newspapers in Goa have been highlighting the garbage problems faced by the people of Goa, through editorials, readers’ letters, news items and photographs depicting how garbage of every sort has been dumped with impunity in public places and street corners of villages and cities–but with no avail.

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China’s Kashmir-Centric Agenda

BY KULDIP NAYAR

I WAS home minister Lal Bahadur Shastri’s press officer in 1962 when India and China clashed with each other. Prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru’s disappointment was clear from his remark that he never expected "a communist country attacking a developing country."

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Kashmir in a Blind Alley

The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS), which was expected to take a stand on a review of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) on Monday, has decided to convene an all-party meeting on Wednesday to find a way forward for restarting the process of dialogue with different sections of the people of Jammu and Kashmir.

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Patient Victims

It is a sad commentary that several of the victims of the cloud burst in Ladakh are yet to get adequate relief. The landscape makes transportation and communications difficult, but the area serves the armed forces and there is no reason why civilians should not be served in the same quick and efficient manner as any section of the army would be.

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