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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Spruced-up Fatorda
DESPITE the fact that the one-day international between India and Australia was called off, the proved capability that a ‘one-day match’ could change the complexion of the town was certainly very encouraging. The very fact that the place was spruced up was invigorating.

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Consequences of Extended Monsoon

BY NANDKUMAR KAMAT
THE Government of Goa is not fully geared to face extreme weather phenomena. The Fatorda one-day cricket fiasco was predictable. This is the third one-day cricket match to be abandoned in Goa–which shows the ignorance of the organisers about changing local weather conditions.

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Feeding the Hungry

IT is yet to be seen if the recommendation of the National Advisory Council (NAC), to replace the various categories in the PDS system with a ‘priority’ and ‘general’ criteria, will make any difference to the manner in which subsidised grain is distributed to those who need it the most. Under the new recommendations,

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Paying Utility Bills
NOWADAYS, everybody is always in a great hurry and seek ways to save time. The Department of Telecommunications has made this possible. Monthly bills can be paid directly through the bank and the consumer is given a discount of 1 per cent as incentive.

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US Debate, Dilemma in Afghanistan

By INDER MALHOTRA

UNDERSTANDABLY in the United States the debate on the war in Afghanistan, also sometimes called the "war on terror", is much more intense than in any other country including those that have directly to bear its fall-out. However, despite acute differences of opinion, there is consensus in Washington on several points.

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Expected Outcome

Mr Vishwajit Rane’s victory by 8,405 votes in Valpoi in the recently concluded by-election was expected. The only point of discussion was the margin of victory. The Bharatiya Janata Party candidate, Mr Santosh Haldankar, who polled 3,237 votes never had a chance.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

First Class Miracles

THIS is with reference to the news item, ‘Special prayers for Fr Agnelo sought’ (NT, October 22). It is the Church’s teaching that every miracle that takes place is through divine intervention and the will of God.

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