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Provocative Statements By Politicians

MICHAEL VAZ, MERCES Anurag Thakur is a BJP MP since 2008 and is the Minister of State for Finance in the Union cabinet. He was the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) but was forced to step down by the Supreme Court in early 2017. Presently he is in the news for his involvement during …

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Getting Private Rail On Track

TAPONEEL MUKHERJEE Fundamental to business success over and above external market conditions is the ability of a business to move the levers of revenues and costs to drive a sustainable profit margin. As crucial decisions around allowing private players to operate passenger trains are made, a relook at the fundamental requirements for success would be appropriate. Focus on policy framing …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Water Woes Of Chorao Residents Residents of Chorao are facing an issue of irregular water supply. Water is supplied by the public works department (PWD) for an hour, on alternate days. How much of water can people store in an hour? We could not contact the Chorao water tank in-charge, as his cell phone was switched off. Calls made to …

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Message From Shaheen Bagh To India

GANESH DEVY Delhi is charming. Its charm has not failed in fascinating anyone. The Pandavas, who are believed to have built the shining Indraprastha city somewhere close to what is now the Purana Qila, Qutbuddin Eibak who got the tall brick-minar built there, the Lodis who created the Shisha Gumbad in the exquisite parks, the Mughals who gave Delhi not …

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On Tiff Between Comedian, Journalist

GANAPATHI BHAT, AKOLA In India, hot-headed personalities sometimes bring disrepute to their profession by throwing caution to the winds and abandoning all norms of decency. Nowadays, both, pro-government and anti-government stances by ‘famous’ persons as well as the not-so-famous ones have threatened to tear the social fabric of the country like never before.  The tiff between a stand-up comedian and …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Rewarding India’s Unsung Heroes Society is fortunate to have plenty of noble men and women, who have sacrificed their interests for the cause of fellow citizens.   Generally, many of them work out of public notice – they are shy of basking in the limelight. In other words, they are not attention seekers.   But they are the ones who believe in …

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Defence Forces Need Better Work Conditions

PACHU MENON, Margao Caught up in the euphoria of their accomplishments, the nation just cannot stop eulogising its defence forces for its daring feats. If the ‘surgical strikes’ carried out deep within the enemy territories in Pakistan gave the armed forces a halo of invincibility around it, neutralising sporadic raids by militants from across the border, it has ensured that …

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Growing Voter Disconnect Worry For Govt

RAJDEEP SARDESAI In budget week, a minister of state for finance would be expected to prepare himself for D day behind the forbidding walls of  North Block. But junior minister Anurag Thakur finds himself  in the news for the wrong reasons. A rabble-rousing speech delivered by him on the Delhi election campaign trail where he is seen inciting the crowd …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Brightest squash star on the horizon Yash Fadte of Goa is undoubtedly the brightest Indian squash star on the horizon. In 2018, he became the first Indian to win the US Junior Open Squash Championship. Yash won the Silver medal at the Asian Junior Championship in 2014, bronze medal at Jordan in 2016 and again a sliver medal at Macau …

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Debate on anti-CAA Resolutions

T K NANDANAN, KOCHI The Centre severely critized the European Parliament after it decided to debate on the anti-CAA resolutions, stating it should not take action that call into question the rights and authority of democratically elected legislatures. The draft resolutions urge India to engage constructively with the anti-CAA protesters and consider their demands to repeal it. In all, six …

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