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Encouraging Educated Youth To Join Politics

SUJIT DE, KOLKATA Recently Sunil Gavaskar asked college students to be Indians first and go back to their classrooms. He said, “The country is in turmoil. Some of our youngsters are out on the streets when they should have been in their classrooms.” During the time of freedom struggle and also during the Emergency, college students hit the streets instead …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Installing Statue Of Father Of Opinion Poll The reason why it is absolutely right to call Dr Jack de Sequeira, whose full name is Joao Hugo Eduardo de Sequeira, as the Father of the Opinion Poll as well as the Architect of Goa’s unique identity is because if you remove Dr Jack de Sequeira from the Opinion Poll scenario conducted …

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Tackling Challenges To National Security

D C PATHAK The Intelligence Bureau’s (IB) recent Centenary Endowment Lecture was appropriately delivered by Union Home Minister, Amit Shah, who analysed the security scenario of the country in some detail – covering the entire range of threats from intrusion of our borders, internal violence of terrorists, Naxalites and agents provocateurs, to the formidable challenge of dealing with the dangers …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Discontinue Long Court Vacations Long summer vacations in courts were designed by the erstwhile British rulers to save British judges in India from severe hot weather of this country and also to facilitate them to visit their homeland in England. This costly facility unfortunately continues in free India even after 70 years of independence, that too with long pendency of …

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Where Modi Government Went Wrong

It is a serious error to be experimenting with structural changes in society and governance at a time when we should be stabilising the country HIMANSHU MANGLIK Current events indicate that India is at an inflection point. You can feel the swirl of undercurrents and the violent conflict. See the process of disruption and sense the resurrection of ideologies. It …

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India’s Balancing Role In US-Iran Crisis

D C PATHAK The elimination of General Qasem Suleimani heading Al Quds Force of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps in an American drone attack at Baghdad, draws a parallel with the earlier killings of Abu Bakar al Baghdadi, the chief of ISIS, in a raid by US Special Forces in Syria last year and of Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden …

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Preventing Child Sexual Abuse

GANAPATHI BHAT, AKOLA One hundred and nine children were sexually abused per day in India in 2018. Every second child in India suffers a sexual assault.  Approximately every fifteen minutes a child is molested, or raped, in the country. There was a 20 per cent jump in such offences on children as compared to 2017. Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Demolishing Illegal Buildings Thanks to the Supreme Court, the guardian of law and our last hope, after six long years of litigation, The Kerala government has begun with the exercise of executing the apex court’s orders to demolish a seven-star resort and four illegal luxury high-rises in Kochi having more than 19 storeys, with each apartment costing crores of rupees. …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

People-Friendly Police Stations  AS one moves through the capital city of Panaji, one sees several huge paintings on the walls of well-known Goan personalities painted by an artist of Goan origin. In today’s context, wall paintings serve different purposes. Not only do they bring art into a public space, the artists also receive more recognition. They are also used effectively for social causes …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

There Shouldn’t Be Zoos  ZOOS are a good sight to watch and admire: exotic birds and animals are kept and protected. We see  many of these animals  only on TV and in books. Zoos are also a source of revenue for government by way of entrance tickets. Regrettably, the birds and animals in most cases are kept in dark and …

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