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COVID-19 Impact On Sports Events MULTIPLE sports events across the world have been cancelled because of coronavirus, which has killed more than 3000 people in China and has spread to more than 60 countries. The coronavirus outbreak could pose a serious threat to Euro 2020, the first European championship to be played across the continent. It is pertinent to note …

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Delhi Riots: Six Lessons For State And Police

YASHOVARDHAN AZAD AN edgy calm prevails over northeast Delhi with charred remains of broken houses, vandalised shops under a smoke-grey sky. A pall of gloom hangs heavy on the ghostly streets, littered with torched vehicles, rubble and broken glass. Families mourn for their loved ones who will never come back home. Delhi burnt for three days with sordid tales of …

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Bitcoin Has An Identity Crisis

Some of the cryptocurrency identity crisis lies in the fact that bitcoin was originally conceived as a means of payment TOM WILSON SO bitcoin’s a currency, right? Well, yes, it can be used to buy, sell and price goods much like dollars and euros. A commodity? Come to think of it, it does behave a lot like oil and gold …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Harvest Of Hatred In Delhi DANGEROUS forces are at play in the country.  Both Hindus and Muslims were targeted by organised mobs, giving the impression that Delhi voters were punished for not voting for a BJP government. The communal mayhem has claimed the lives of 45 people, and over 200 people sustained serious injuries. The riots have ruined businesses, rendering …

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Bitcoin Has An Identity Crisis

Some of the cryptocurrency identity crisis lies in the fact that bitcoin was originally conceived as a means of payment TOM WILSON SO bitcoin’s a currency, right? Well, yes, it can be used to buy, sell and price goods much like dollars and euros. A commodity? Come to think of it, it does behave a lot like oil and gold …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Unholy Men Of God THIS is with reference  to the news report  ‘Kerala priest convicted of rape defrocked’ ( NT, March 2, 2020). While Pope Francis needs to be commended for the speedy removal of the rape  convicted Kerala vicar from the priesthood, the increase in the number of sexual abuse and rape cases involving priests, bishops and higher-order clergy …

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Security At Dabolim

Clear up unauthorised constructions around airport as they pose risks A division bench of the High Court of Bombay at Goa has directed the Flag Officer Commanding Goa Naval Area (FOGA) to immediately act against the constructions that have come up within the flying or funnel zone of the Dabolim airport. The court wants action to be taken against the …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Reservations From Caste To Religion The reservations to backward communities of SC/ST/OBC in professional educational institutions and in government jobs have been extended since India became a Republic seven decades ago. It has been hotly contested by people who vouch by the paradigm of justice that though the reservations have been guaranteed by the framers of the Constitution, it was …

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Retail Real Estate And Brand Building

Let us underscore that online e-commerce too will see the average price points rise with rising incomes in India TAPONEEL MUKHERJEE A look at the numbers from the top two web retailers, Flipkart and Amazon, in India from last year’s 15-day festival period in October shows an average order value in the range of Rs 1,400 to Rs 2,000. While …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Living Without Prejudice Prejudicial treatment to people, on the basis of race and sex continues until the present day. The acute differentiation, or distinction, of a child at school and an adult at workplace has hit creativity and productivity. It is said when a child is preoccupied in separating the crow from the sparrow, the little one cannot enjoy the …

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