Thursday , 24 January 2019
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Corporal Punishment
IN view of the extent of physical punishment to which children are subjected to in school as well at home, there is a proposed bill by the Indian government to bring parents, relatives and friends (besides educational institutions ) under the purview of a law which will make corporal punishment a punishable offence.

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Indo-Pak Peace Talks: Just a Ruse

BY FAZAL MEHMOOD

THE foreign ministers of India and Pakistan, Mr S M Krishna and Mr Mehmood Qureshi were locked in a two-day dialogue in Islamabad to bridge the trust deficit between the two countries. The meeting turned out to be a repeat of the past similar parleys.

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Pakistan Back to Old Game

PAKISTAN’S foreign minister, Mr S M Qureshi’s indecent remarks against his visiting Indian counterpart, Mr S M Krishna are a grave violation of diplomatic protocol. What does Mr Qureshi mean by accusing Mr Krishna of focusing only on terrorism issue and taking calls from India? Who else the foreign minister of India is supposed to take calls from–America, or Mullah Omar and Osama bin Laden,

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Unchecked Cyber Crime

WiTH advantages, information technology also brings risks. And one of greatest risks is cyber crime. It is an open secret that cyber criminals target businesses, government and also individuals. Like the rest of the world, Goa too has been vulnerable to cyber crime.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Doctors in Cyber Crime

THIS is in reference to the news item wherein a medical student accused of creating fake e-mail identities in the name of his teacher was arrested by the Agassaim police. The offence committed by the accused Narayan Vasudeo Dalal Kamat from Ansabhat-Mapuca is of serious nature and in violation of the IT Act.

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Unfinished Issues from Kargil War

BY P K VASUDEVA
KARGIL was one of India’s greatest victories over Pakistan and Indian soldiers fought valiantly in the battle against heavy odds. The leadership at all levels was at its best and it was a well-coordinated battle of wits, courage and determination. The country is proud of its soldiers who are by far the best amongst the world armies.

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Educational Uplift of Dhangars

WITH a view to removing one of the major constraints on their schooling, which is means of communication, and to check dropout dhangar boys and girls, the state department of social welfare will now provide bicycles to them in the talukas of Sanguem, Quepem, Canacona, Pernem, Ponda, Bicholim and Sattari.

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Rupee in Top Club

IT may take two years to come into widespread use but the fact that India has finally got a symbol for the rupee is a significant step towards reflecting the strength of its economy–or, perhaps more than that, reflecting the Indian ethos and culture.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Abolish All Reservations
IT was simply unbelievable to note (NT, July 14) that in Tamil Nadu, the reservations in educational institutions and government jobs has peaked to 69 per cent and worst still, that the Karnataka government is contemplating to raise the reserved quota to 73 per cent.

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Delhi’s T-3, An Oddity in Green Era

BY PRAFUL BIDWAI

CONSIDER the irony. Britain’s Conservative-led ruling coalition has just abandoned plans for a third runway at London’s Heathrow airport, which Prime Minister, Mr David Cameron was keen on. In India, the supposedly pro-aam admi United Progressive Alliance government has built a lavish, Rs 12,700-crore, nine-level, chrome-and-glass terminal at Delhi airport.

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