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Time to Act, Prime Minister

BY RAJDEEP SARDESSAI
DEAR Dr Singh, Greetings! This is my second open letter to you this year. The first was in May when I had again raised the issue of political corruption. To quote from the May 28 letter: “There is little doubt Sir of your personal integrity, but would you concede that its been difficult for you to check corruption amongst your ministerial colleagues?

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Living a Green Life

THE warning by world-renowned environmentalist, Dr R K Pachauri to Goa could not have come a day sooner. His speech at the fourth Vasudeva V Sinai Dempo Memorial Lecture in Panaji, on Wednesday,

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Going to Sleep

WE have gone deeper into the 2G spectrum scandal and far beyond the Radia tapes, thanks to the investigations by the official agencies. We are even being told that the investigations are almost threatening the Congress-DMK relationship, or in other words, the inter-party relationship within the UPA that could also threaten the stability of the Manmohan Singh government.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Poor Quality Refreshments
PREPARATIONS for Liberation Day celebrations are going on all over the state. All schools and colleges from in and around Margao have sent their NCC cadets/students for parade practices. The total number of cadets is more than 700.

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High Cost of Pro-Rich Image

BY PRAFUL BIDWAI

AFTER its 2009 Lok Sabha victory, the Congress was exuberantly confident that it would win the 2014 general elections and return to the one-party dominance/salience system. Barely one-and-a-half years later, its return to power no longer looks a near-certainty.

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Sushi Time for Goa

ONE thing about tourists: they love to carry their cuisine with them. So if the Japanese are going to come to Goa in large numbers, be sure to expect a few ‘sushi’ bars to open along the beaches.

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Leaking Tap

NOBODY likes a leaking tap. The sound of water dripping is irritating and leaves brown stains on a white ceramic wash basin. It is said that public taps leak more than private ones. Of late, the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh has also started complaining about leaking taps.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Humiliated by Security Checks

THIS is with reference to the news item, ‘Another Indian envoy subjected to ‘pat-down’’ (NT, December 14). This is the second time that our Indian diplomats have been humiliated by security personnel at US airports.

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India, Pakistan must Resume Talks

BY KULDIP NAYAR
AN emissary of the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh met Pakistan’s Foreign Minister, Mr Shah Mehmood Qureshi at Singapore a few days ago to remind him of his promise to visit New Delhi to resume talks which Foreign Minister, Mr S M Krishna had initiated at Islamabad two months ago. Very little progress was made then because Pakistan insisted on discussing Kashmir, while India was not willing to do so.

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There is a Catch

AFTER nearly five years of not-so-so-good news from the fishing industry, things are looking up for fishermen in the state, thanks to an increase in volume this year. In terms of volumes the total catch has been declining since 2005.

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