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Integrity as CVC’s Supreme Virtue

By INDER MALHOTRA

THE United Progressive Alliance government has done great disservice to the country by its choice of the new Chief Vigilance Commissioner. In one fell swoop it has thrown to the winds all Constitutional properties and democratic decencies.

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Controlling Vehicle Theft

UP till September 20 this year, 282 vehicles were stolen in the state by gangs or crooks working alone. Of this, 256 were two-wheelers, 11 cars, four jeeps and 11 others tempos or trucks. In 2007, the total number of vehicles stolen was 212 and in 2008, the figure was 229.

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The Divine Word

WHOEVER believes an amicable settlement of the Ayodhya dispute is possible is not living the reality we are living in.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Unreliable Bus Services

ALTHOUGH bus fares have been hiked, private bus operators have not yet laid stress on assuring better service to commuters. Nor are the rules and regulations framed by the transport authorities strictly implemented.

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Give and Take on Ayodhya

BY FIROZ BAKHT AHMED
THERE’S a mysterious lull before the declaration of the Ram Mandir-Babri Masjid verdict from the Allahabad High Court, now postponed to September 28. However, the voices of sanity and reason implore that it would be best for Indian Muslims gracefully to offer the disputed patch of land in Ayodhya to their Hindu brethren for Ram Mandir, rather than allowing the issue to be misused by politically ambitious elements in both communities.

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Better Service to Commuters

IN 2005-06 the Centre launched the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) and Panaji was one of the 63 cities chosen for implementation of the scheme.

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Obama’s War Games

A new book titled ‘Obama’s Wars’ by the celebrated journalist Bob Woodward is expected to be released over the weekend. But excerpts published in US press have kicked up a political storm. The excerpts reveal deep differences within the Obama administration over the conduct of the Afghan war.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

CWG Games: National Shame-I
ON September 21, the world woke up to the horrific news of the crisis and the chaos enveloping the Commonwealth Games in Delhi. To add to the misery of inadequately completed games and housing facilities, came the crowning disgrace–news of the collapse of the foot bridge connecting the stadium to the parking lot.

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‘Growth’ isn’t Always a Good Thing

BY PRAFUL BIDWAI
IN a recent media interaction, Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh hinted that he might reshuffle his Cabinet. We don’t know what its shape will be. But it’s near-certain that he’ll replace Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) junior minister, Mr Jairam Ramesh with someone more pliable and pro-industry.

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Bicholim Shows the Way

WHEN it comes to garbage disposal, Panaji and Margao have been in the news for all the wrong reasons. Conflict among councillors and their inability to build a consensus on such a crucial issue as waste disposal continues to plague the two major cities. Panaji has the saddest story of garbage treatment plant to tell.

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