Monday , 22 October 2018
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The Lightning Rod

THE Union Finance Minister, Mr Pranab Mukherjee’s statement that the then Union Carbide chairman, Mr Warren Anderson was let off by the then chief minister of Madhya Pradesh, Mr Arjun Singh "to control the deteriorating law and order situation in Bhopal" has come as just another lame excuse to keep Rajiv Gandhi safe from any association in history with the highly objectionable decision.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Chargesheeted Ministers must Resign

IT is a well-settled practice that whenever any public figure is caught in any scam, moral turpitude, corrupt practices etc he or she tenders their resignation till the outcome of the enquiry or court verdict.

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Nadia and Hollowing Goan Culture

BY NANDKUMAR KAMAT
NADIA Torrado, who belongs to Goa’s post liberation, post liberalisation generation has been converted into a media commodity after her unnatural death under suspicious circumstances. Events leading to her death read like chapters from medical thriller specialist Robin Cook’s novels.

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An Independent CBI

THE Central Bureau of Investigation, whose functioning has been governed by a highly restricting law, the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act, has proposed a bill that would truly make it an independent, unified central government agency to undertake prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution of offences related to subjects in the Union List of the Seventh Schedule of the Constitution.

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A Fine Line

TOO much is being read into the objections raised by the Bihar Chief Minister, Mr Nitish Kumar to an advertisement in some newspapers of Patna showing him together with the Gujarat Chief Minister, Mr Narendra Modi, who is there to attend the BJP national executive meet.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Innocent Unless Proven Guilty

THE Nadia death case which has rocked the state is becoming more and more baffling with every passing day.  There seem to be more questions than answers. Even though the investigation is in progress, various NGOs and individuals have already passed the verdict and labelled the ex-tourism minister not only as a suspect but as the real culprit.

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Good Governance as Antidote to Maoism

By INDER MALHOTRA
TWO former Army Chiefs, Generals Shankar Roy Chowdhury and V P Malik, and a former Vice-Chief of the Army Staff, Lieutenant-General S K Sinha, who has had the added advantage of serving as governor of two insurgency-ravaged states, Assam and Kashmir, have in recent days written thoughtful articles on combating the Maoist challenge.

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US Double Standards

THE statement of  the All India Congress general secretary, Mr Digvijay Singh that the then Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister, Mr Arjun Singh had no role in helping the chief executive officer (CEO) of Union Carbide, Mr Warren Anderson flee the country after the Bhopal gas disaster in December 1984 has posthumously put Rajiv Gandhi in spot.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Deemed Universities
THE new Guidelines issued by the UGC to regulate deemed universities must be welcomed. Presently, these so-called universities are fiefdoms of certain families; some member of the family is the vice-chancellor, another is the pro-vice-chancellor and their relatives and friends occupy important academic and administrative positions in the university.

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