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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Ayodhya Verdict
The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court is scheduled to pronounce its judgement on the Ayodhya dispute on September 24 and television channels have already begun creating a hype surrounding the issue.

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Sustainable Planning of Municipalities-II

BY NANDKUMAR KAMAT

BY April 2011, Goa would have urban population reaching 60 per cent with a projected 70 census towns. The trend of urbanisation in Goa has defied all predictions after liberation. Whereas the rest of the country showed a growth of urban population from 18 to 28 per cent between 1961 to 2001, the figures for the same period for Goa were 15 and 50.

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Ambivalence on Casinos

THE state government’s move to relocate the seven floating casinos in the Mandovi River may not tackle any of the public issues raised about them; rather it might add to problems. Just moving them away from public gaze would not work.

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Supportive Policy for Migrants

RECENT study of migrants from Bihar found a good number of them in debt. There are similar stories from Orissa and Jharkhand as well as Kerala.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Stop the Drug Trade

ON the eve of his birthday, the Home Minister, Mr Ravi Naik made some sensational statements. He said that drug-pushing in the state is nothing new.

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India must have Strategy of its Own

BY INDRANIL BANERJEE

THERE is wide consultation between New Delhi and Washington to hammer out a broad agenda for the proposed visit of US President, Mr Barack Obama to India beginning November 21.

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Pray for Salvager’s Success

It is quite ironic that the last glimmer of hope for the removal of the River Princess comes from the torchlight of its owner Mr Anil Salgaocar who used persistent litigation to stall its removal since the bulk carrier ran aground in a storm in 2000.

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Winners and Losers

With inflation on the rise, one can hardly fault the Reserve Bank of India for hiking interest rates. However, all are not likely to take this with a smile. Senior citizens who live off interest on fixed deposits may heave a sigh of relief but those who have recently availed of loans on homes, cars and consumer durables will squeal.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Disobeying Orders with Impunity

IT is amazing to read that in spite of the Goa government’s order the off-shore casinos are refusing to budge from their present locations to the Aguada Bay.

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BJP’s Re-Marriage with JMM

BY ASHOK THAKUR
IT was political compulsion of keeping the Congress out of power that compelled the BJP to once again join hands with the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) despite the party not supporting the cut motion against the UPA regime in Parliament.

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