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Signing RCEP Will Be Good For India

AJIT RANADE INDIA was a founder member of the General Agreement on Trade and Tariffs, which eventually became the World Trade Organisation in 1995. So, in a sense India despite its early export pessimism, has always been a frontline supporter of international trade and the free flow of goods and services. The reforms of 1991 were induced by a currency …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

A Welcome SC Verdict On Ram-Janmbhoomi   The Chief Justice of India CJI should be complimented for taking all necessary precautions before pronouncing much-awaited and sensitive verdict on Ram-Janmbhoomi.  The CJI, in an unprecedented manner, held a meeting at his chamber with concerned senior officers of UP responsible for ensuring law and order in the state.  Furthermore, the verdict was …

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Profitable Market Prices Must For Survival

We need to realise the importance of developing the supporting credit markets and transmission mechanisms to boost sectors TAPONEEL MUKHERJEE Issues that sectors such as residential real estate, credit markets and power generation amongst others have faced in India can be viewed through the lens of the “inability to generate a market-clearing price”. Fundamentally, both price discovery and price transparency …

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Managing Traffic At Major Junctions

PACHU MENON, MARGAO With there being no let-up in the number of awareness camps and traffic campaigns being organised with an eye on sensitising the public on the nuances of safe driving, it is exasperating to note that we have still not made any advances in this area. The tragic accident near the exit gate of the Dabolim airport late …

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Reviving Nation’s Informal Economy

HIMANSHU MANGLIK The economic slowdown is worrying. They say it is a global and cyclical phenomenon and that things will improve in due course. Perhaps! Yet, we need to worry because the Indian economy is complex, with multiple layers in its social system that are at various stages of economic stress. They cannot afford to be stressed any further and …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Instilling Discipline Among Motorists On Ferry Routes I recently visited the beautiful island of Chorao to attend the month’s mass of the mother of one of my friends at St Bartholomeo Church. While returning back to Panaji, I thought there would be a heavy rush, as is always noticed, at the Chorao-Ribandar ferry point. But to my surprise, I saw …

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Lobbies At Play In Jammu And Kashmir

D C PATHAK Prime Minister Narendra Modi once again spent Diwali with our army jawans in Jammu and Kashmir – at Rajauri – acknowledging the role of the army in keeping the threat of cross-border terrorism in check and sending out the message that Kashmir was now fully integrated with the country. The abrogation of Article 370 by Indian Parliament …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Preserve Exotic Flora And Fauna Of Mopa It is the duty of the Minister for Environment, Forests and Climate Change to protect the environment to the best of his ability. The Mopa plateau is an extension of the Western Ghats and a United Nations conservation area, which has 54,676 trees that are fruit-bearing as also the lungs of the area, …

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Providing Relief To Undertrials

GANAPATHI BHAT, AKOLA India has the third highest undertrial population in Asia but the courts in the country are so overburdened that the undertrials have nothing to curse but their own luck for the long wait. A little more than 67 per cent of inmates in Indian jails are undertrials. Some undertrials’ waiting time in jails has exceeded the period …

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Govt Must Fix Accountability

JOHN ERIC GOMES, PORVORIM Citizens of the country are facing inconvenience and are suffering due to unaccountability and the lack of proper governance. Deaths occurring on roads due to potholes, illegal constructions, destruction of forests, garbage and our beaches infested with debris and litter, destruction of sand dunes, haphazard digging of roads, unreliable infrastructure, cattle on the roads and the list …

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