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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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Protest Against Deteriorating Public Services

PACHU MENON, Margao The anti-government stands, which have exemplified the mass opposition to the Citizenship Amendment Act across the country in the course of the last few days indicate that when it comes to their rights, people of this great Republic do not shy away from exhibiting their resentment in public. Congregating in large numbers and expressing their anguish over …

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Creating Sustainable Business Models

TAPONEEL MUKHERJEE As we move ahead with the next phase of growth and dynamic changes in sectors across the spectrum from consumer-related businesses to infrastructure in India, a focus on long-term sustainable business models that can deliver both, growth and cash flows will be essential. Sectors from retail to energy have seen old business models challenged and, in some cases, …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Insulate Police From Political Interference Law and order is a state subject, but Delhi is unique; the police there is controlled by the Lieutenant Governor and Union Home Minister, leaving the state chief minister helpless and nobody knows where the buck stops. What is worse is all over India police has been hamstrung due to political interference and that is …

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Govt Must Set Its Priorities Right

SAMIR KHAN, MAPUSA While violence has engulfed Delhi, leaving many in sorrow over the death of their dear ones and property lost, US President Donald Trump has returned to Washington in a happy mood. And why he should not be happy? After all, he has struck gold for his country by finalising defence deals worth $3 billion. The controversies over …

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Delhi: Centre Must Answer Tough Questions

RAJDEEP SARDESAI This is the age of the rabble-rouser with social media amplifying the noise of the loudest voices. In Delhi, a marginal politician like Kapil Mishra has mastered the art of staying in the news by making provocative remarks. Mishra, once a minister in the AAP government and now with the BJP, is accused of fuelling the flames that …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Curbing Accidents On National Highways The National Highways have been witnessing the worst kind of road fatalities. Unfortunately, deaths due to road accidents are considered routine in the country. Defective structure of roads, abominable road conditions, tipsy drivers – all these are common causes of road mishaps. Authorities are oblivious of the ground realities, or they seem so. In the …

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Politics Of Hate And Delhi Violence

SAMIR KHAN, MAPUSA It is quite unfortunate that in Delhi violence, around 20 innocent people have lost their lives and over 200 are been reported injured and many houses and shops burnt. Without any shadow of doubt it seems that the whole violence was engineered in advance, as most of the rioters were said to have come from outside with …

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Trump’s Contentious Remarks On US Judges

ARUL LOUIS US President Donald Trump was in India, but his controversial remarks from 13,000 kilometres away on domestic US issues like Supreme Court Judges and the Democratic Party were reverberating in the US more than what he had to say about his host nation. He tangled with the judiciary on Tuesday saying that Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Politics Over Margao Carnival Parade At a time when even the State Election Commission has taken a very lenient view of the Chief Minister and his cabinet colleagues flagging off Carnival parades from the platform of various Carnival committees in the state despite the model code of conduct having come into force for the Zilla Panchayat polls in March, it …

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