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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Humiliated by Security Checks

THIS is with reference to the news item, ‘Another Indian envoy subjected to ‘pat-down’’ (NT, December 14). This is the second time that our Indian diplomats have been humiliated by security personnel at US airports.

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India, Pakistan must Resume Talks

BY KULDIP NAYAR
AN emissary of the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh met Pakistan’s Foreign Minister, Mr Shah Mehmood Qureshi at Singapore a few days ago to remind him of his promise to visit New Delhi to resume talks which Foreign Minister, Mr S M Krishna had initiated at Islamabad two months ago. Very little progress was made then because Pakistan insisted on discussing Kashmir, while India was not willing to do so.

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There is a Catch

AFTER nearly five years of not-so-so-good news from the fishing industry, things are looking up for fishermen in the state, thanks to an increase in volume this year. In terms of volumes the total catch has been declining since 2005.

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A four letter word

The word ‘pat’ is a three letter word taught to kids in kindergarten. To members of the Indian diplomatic corps, who have had the misfortune of flying out of the United States, ‘pat’ is akin to a four letter word.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Irresponsible Private Bus Operators-I
THE Road Transport Office (RTO) under the able and dynamic leadership of Mr Arun Dessai has been trying its level best to improve public transport in Goa. However, it is rather unfortunate that private bus-operators do not obey the rules and regulations framed by this competent authority.

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UPA Losing Credibility by Going Soft

BY INDRANIL BANERJEA
THE UPA government is in a state of total flux. Parliament has not met only because of the government’s refusal to concede the united Opposition demand for a joint parliamentary committee to probe the 2G scam.

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The Karwar Card

The idea of creating a Greater Goa by merging all Konkani-speaking areas keeps echoing every now and then. Earlier the job of replaying this dream fell on the shoulders of the late Ravindra Kelekar who never gave up the idea of merger of Karwar with Goa. Even then it seemed far-fetched and rather romantic.

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Test for Sonia

The three-day plenary session of the Congress slated to start on December 18 is expected to be stormy with the issue of corruption in high places taking centrestage. Ms Sonia Gandhi, who took over the reins of the party in 1998, will be facing her toughest political test.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

On Highway Expansion
THIS is with reference to the views expressed by Mr Ravindra S Kerikar in ‘No Clear Picture on Highways Expansion yet’ (NT-My Take, December 9). While the writer has hit the nail on the head, the authorities do not appear to understand public wisdom, common sense and long-term solutions.

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Renationalisation in a Flat World-IV

BY NANDKUMAR KAMAT
UNLIKE some slavish neo-Salazarist and culturally rootless and confused Goans, the Portuguese who fought Salazar and admire Saramago have no problem in having a fresh look at their forefathers’ deeds or misdeeds.

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