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Ghost of Bofors

Just when the Congress thought it couldn’t get worse, it has. This time it was the turn of the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal to deliver the body blow.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Common Man in Distress

THE growing discontent among people lays bare the Congress claim that the party’s objective is to eradicate poverty and not seek power. Apparently, over the years how much poverty has been eradicated needs to be provided through a bar graph.

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Utter Neglect of Jharkhand’s Tribals

By Arun Srivastava
THE ruling powers of India, and particularly of the states like Jharkhand are no longer scared of the 'spectre of Communism' but significantly it continues to haunt them in the shape of Maoism; the latest version of Naxalism. Adivasis of Jharkhand have a long association with the communist-led armed movements but the recent Maoist upsurge has made the urban people and particularly those who have vested interest in the state scary.

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A Senseless Subsidy

THE state transport department seems to have run out of ideas or is perhaps looking for some way to spend its money before the financial year ends. This is apparent from its plan to get all private bus owners to re-paint their vehicles in the same colour.

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At Great Risk

IT was long believed that the assassinations of Mirwaiz Moulvi Farooq in 1990 and Abdul Ghani Lone in 2002 was carried out by terrorist groups at the behest of Pakistan. On Sunday, for perhaps the first time a top Hurriyat leader, Prof Abdul Ghani Bhat admitted at a seminar that the two leaders were not gunned down by government forces but by ‘their own people’.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Soaring Onion Prices
WITH the market prices of onions still hovering around ` 60 per kg and prices of essentials and consumables at an all-time high, the day is not too far when the ‘aam aadmi’ will be forced to eat cake instead of bread in true Marie Antoinette style.

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Sustainable Use of Mineral Resources

By Nandkumar Kamat
NATURAL geodynamic processes blessed Goa in bestowing vast mineral reserves. Singhbhum, Bastar, Karnataka and Goa are rich in minerals compared to rest of India.

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An Insightful Study

THE ‘Study of Contribution of Goan Iron Ore Mining Industry’ is an exercise that should have been undertaken years ago by the government. But it never happened.

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A Perfect Crime

IS the directive given by the Union Law Minister, Mr Veerappa Moily to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to have a fresh look at the closure report filed by it in the sensational Aarushi murder case based on a careful study of the evidence or political compulsion?

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Ordinance to Fight Corruption
IT seems the Congress Party wants to promulgate an Ordinance to fight corruption in the country. Congress Party’s track record of fighting against corruption is dismal. In the era of the coalition politics, the ruling party never takes action against its allies, or its own members, indulging in rampart corruption unless forced by the courts or by the intense media pressure. Survival of the government and remaining in power are the primary goals of the government in power.

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