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Politicians Cash In On Sports IT is quite common to have local politicians as chief guests and guests of honour at football matches who also give away the prizes. This trend was evident even at the I-League matches. However, the ongoing Indian Super League  has been different on this count. The ISL matches being played across the country do not …

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Economy Demands Budget Stimulus

What is needed is a stimulus which has a quick bang for the buck, and can stimulate rural spending AJIT RANADE THE former chief economic advisor Arvind Subramanian has said that the current economic slowdown in India looks more like 1991, which was a year of severe crisis. He calls it India’s “great slowdown” where the economy is headed for …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

No Proper Justice In Unnao Rape Case After long wait at last expelled BJP MLA Kuldeep Sengar (54 years old, marriageable aged daughters) has been given a life sentence by Delhi’s Tis Hazari court after he was convicted in the 2017 Unnao rape case.  Sengar raped the girl, killed her father, her 2 aunts and her lawyer by enacting a …

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CAA And The Long List Of Exclusions

The Mrotribals do not go to temples, mosques, churches, gurudwaras, derasaris, or synagogues. They simply worship nature Ganesh Devy “No Indian citizen should fear the Citizenship Amendment Act 2019.” Well said Amitbhai! My sisters and brothers who are Hindus, Jains, Buddists, Sikhs, Parsis and Christians who entered India as illegal migrants due to the religious persecution they had to face …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Remove Casino Advertisements From Police Barricades An assurance was given to me on August 21, 2014, by former chief minister late Manohar Parrikar on the floor of the House of Goa legislative assembly for the immediate removal of casino advertisements displayed on the Goa Police barricades. As a public representative, it pains me that the successive BJP state governments for …

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Citizenship Amendment Is A Right Step

The debate in Parliament on CAB has seen the opposition led by the Congress taking a stand that it might regret in the days to come D C PATHAK The alacrity with which Union Home Minister Amit Shah has pushed the new Citizenship Amendment Bill through the two Houses of Parliament reflects the determination of the Modi regime to implement …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Citizenship Act  Wrongly Timed The protests that are spreading across the nation over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) are an index of the stupidity of the present BJP government, which sustains itself on jingoism in the face of more pressing and urgent problems that the nation is facing. Narendra Modi should ask himself whether he is the Prime Minister of …

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India Must Speak Up For Uighurs

As a Muslim Indian American, I endorse the Winter Olympics boycott recommendation and the UHRPA sanctions FRANK F ISLAM There has been much written and an outpouring of protests throughout 2019 against the Chinese internment of more than one million Uighur Muslims in the western Xinjiang region of China. In response, China has continuously rationalised its horrific treatment of the …

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Fair Chance Denied To Nikhat The selection of India’s contender for the women’s boxing 51 kg category for a right to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics 2020 seems to be bedeviled by a favouritism fiasco. The much-awaited bout between Nikhat Zareen and M C Mary Kom was supposed to be held on December 17 in a Boxing Federation of India-endorsed …

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CAA-NRC: BJP’s Hindu Card For Bengal Polls

Both Assam and Bengal have elections in April-May 2021. The CAA-NRC gives the BJP another talking point in Bengal RAJDEEP SARDESAI Union Home Minister Amit Shah has always worn his majoritarian outlook as a badge of pride. As a Gujarat MLA from Sarkhej – a Ahmedabad constituency with a large Hindu and Muslim population – Shah never baulked at being …

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