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Monitoring Social Media During Lok Sabha Polls

VARUN S D, BENGALURU The Election Commission of India has announced the polling dates for the upcoming 2019 general elections to the Lok Sabha in the months of April and May. The task appears to be a mammoth exercise considering several challenging factors related to handling logistical, security and manpower requirements, voter-verified paper audit trail/ electronic voting machine management, Election …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Rafael Papers ‘Stolen’ One cannot understand whether to call the incumbent BJP government’s Attorney General’s performance before the Supreme Court in the Rafael case as a high or a low when he claimed that the papers related to the aircraft deal were ‘stolen’ from the Ministry of Defence! One would assume that he is presenting the official line of the …

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How Goa Is Inviting Man-made Floods

Nandkumar M Kamat During summer, I am deliberately writing this article after traveling in much of north Goa, Panaji and suburbs and witnessing the various developmental, road widening and landscape alteration works.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Silence Abets Clerical Abuse THIS in with reference to the news report ‘French Cardinal convicted for sex abuse cover-up’ (NT, March 8, 2019). Skeletons from the Roman Catholic Church have started to tumble out in quick succession with yet another high-ranking Church official – a Cardinal from France – convicted and sentenced to a prison term of six months by …

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In Pursuit Of Pakistan’s Dangerous Proxies

D C PATHAK THE successful strike made by a dozen Mirage 2000 jets of the Indian Air Force on February  26 to take out the biggest training camp of Jaish-e-Mohammed at Balakot in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan,

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BJP Makes The Most Of Balakot Feat

PACHU MENON, MARGAO WING Commander Abhinandan Varthaman is that brave face of the armed forces that the country has come to identify with lately. The fighter pilot who had to bail out into enemy territory after a dogfight, was caught and suffered 60 hours of ordeal in enemy captivity before being released, has scripted a new chapter in Indian history …

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Keeping NBFCs On The Right Track

TAPONEEL MUKHERJEE EVENTS in India’s credit market over the last one year have once again shown that debt used well is a value creator, but excessive debt can lead to severe problems. The crucial point to keep in mind is that well-structured lending institutions in the credit space are much needed to aid a rapidly growing economy, and, therefore, strategies …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Instability Percolates Into Panchayats IN the past, no-confidence motions and sharing of term of power by rotation were heard of mostly at the state government and the municipal levels. But now they have become the order of the day at the panchayat level. While there is stability in the state government and various municipal bodies, instability seems to have now …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Take Back Padma Award From Kochhar THIS is with reference to the ongoing probe by various investigating agencies against former ICICI Bank CEO Chanda Kochhar.

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The Spectre Of No-Deal Brexit

 AMIT KAPOOR   AS the March 29 cut-off date for Britain’s exit from the European Union nears, there seems to be no consensus among its politicians on a withdrawal agreement.

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