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Left in the Lurch

The fate of 1,555 students, duped by a sham university in California and now stranded in the US, lies in the balance. Most of them could lose their visa status and the opportunity to study there if they are not granted admission to other universities.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Sorry State of Margao

THE Chief Minister, while inaugurating the Assonora bus stand is reported to have said that it is the pride not only of Tivim constituency but of entire Bardez taluka and gave credit for this development to the MLA of the constituency, Mr Nilkant Halarnkar.

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Karnataka: Conflict of Interests

BY JAYANT MURALIDHARAN

IT is unending saga where there is conflict of power or ideology between a state governor and a chief minister. Since governors are appointed by the ruling party at the Centre, and the state government is having some other political formation, there is bound to be conflict of interest and priorities.

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Limits of Lamenting

AS a columnist, I realise that whatever amount of corruption I expose, half my readers will block it out, although they may get a frisson of joy in the process," wrote Margaret Carlson, the first female columnist of ‘Time’ magazine in 1994.

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Egypt in Chaos

EVEN as Egyptians are planning a one million man march in protest against the regime of Mr Hosni Mubarak, elsewhere in the world there is a sense of foreboding. What will come next if Mr Mubarak goes? What happened in Tunisia, Jordan and Yemen appears to be spreading and the future appears uncharted.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Chaka Chak and Thereafter

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WE must appreciate the good work initiated by the people conscious of maintaining a clean and pleasant environment and also the students and others who volunteered in the clean up campaign on the occasion of Republic Day.

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Challenge of Goa’s Hydrocarbon Mafia

BY NANDKUMAR KAMAT
I AM bewildered by the lack of response on the part of senior civil servants in the Goa administration after the brutal burning of Yeshwant Sonawane, additional collector, Malegao at the hands of Maharashtra’s notorious petroleum adulteration mafia. We thought that such incidents fit only Bollywood action movies.

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Protecting Patient Interest

IF there is one concern about the Health Minister, Mr Vishwajit Rane’s decision to experiment with a public-private partnership for the North Goa District hospital, it is the cost to the patient.

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Time for Action

THE 1,000-page report of Justice B K Somashekara on the attacks on Christian prayer halls and churches in Karnataka has criticised certain district administrations and blamed the Bajrang Dal and Hindu Jagaran Vedike.

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