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High On Business, Low On Hunger Index

While we work ceaselessly to have economic reforms which are market and business friendly, which support jobs and livelihood creation, let’s not lose sight of output measures like child mortality and other health indicators. By Ajit Ranade Two global rankings were announced recently. One was the 2019 ‘Doing Business’  report published by the World Bank, which was earlier called the …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

J&K An Internal Matter The situation in Jammu and Kashmir is still far from being normal, after the unrest noticed in the valley, particularly following the withdrawal of communication services which immensely created a lot of inconvenience to the people who could not even contact their near and dear ones. Though this move has been criticised even by our own …

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Principles On How Security Works

As the threat scenario is never static, security is not a onetime event. The flow of information called intelligence, must keep up D C Pathak There is no halfway deal in Security. Management of security works on the principle of completeness. You cannot feel satisfied if your house is half secure or if only a part of it is fully …

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Corruption-Free Govt Should Be The Priority

Ganapathi Bhat, Akola The Maharashtra assembly election has thrown some surprises. Though the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) — Shiv Sena (SS) combine has returned to power, and will form a government for the second consecutive term, the top brass of the BJP may not entirely be happy with the final outcome.  The BJP was hoping against hope to garner a …

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Despite Growth Slowdown Hopes Still Alive

Suyash Choudhary After the recent monetary policy, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI)/Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) are now emphatically firing on all three cylinders of rates, liquidity, and guidance. There is some appreciation subsequently, in the very front end of the rate curve of this new reality, as demonstrated by the 91-day treasury bill yield now moving below the repo …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

No Blackmail Politics It refers to election-results of State-Assemblies of Haryana and Maharashtra where ruling BJP failed to gain absolute majority at its own thus being compelled to dance to tune of Jannayak Janta Party and Shiv Sena both of these regional parties in a position to enable forming government with either BJP or non-BJP parties. Social media is flooded …

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Encroachments During Festivities

PACHU MENON, MARGAO As Goa is in all readiness to welcome the festival of lights, however, the wet spell has not demoralized shopkeepers who still believe in a turnabout in the prevailing weather conditions and have made elaborate arrangements to attract customers. But it must be said that the ‘innovations’ devised by some of the merchants and traders are only …

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Oppn Has Failed To Capitalise On BJP Flaws weaknesses

By Rajdeep Sardesai So here is the paradox of  our times. Read the business pages and there is a fair chance that you will get the impression of  a Modi government on the ropes and  an economy in serious trouble. Then, read the political pages and find that the BJP juggernaut is marching from one electoral success to another. It …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Details On EVMs It is understood that a petition has been recently submitted to the Election Commission by a BJP leader to replace electoral symbols on EVMs and ballot papers with candidate details including their name, photograph, age and educational qualifications. This must be considered as a good suggestion since now much more importance is given to the political party …

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Better Infrastructure can boost Tourism

TAPONEEL MUKHERJEE The dynamics of industrial growth in India, for all ancillary industries, makes for fascinating reading and analysis. India has embarked on a renewed push towards making the country an attractive tourist destination through a variety of measures such as the ‘Incredible India 2.0’ campaign. Both local and international destinations have wooed domestic Indian tourists. Regardless of whether one …

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