Tuesday , 20 November 2018
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Banish Caste System

THAT honour killings are the norm only in North India no more holds good. It is a tragedy that this undesirable malady has visited South India as well. In Andhra Pradesh, a couple was murdered by six of the closest kin of the girl, who belonged to the high caste, for marrying a Dalit man.

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Dangers from Israel-S Africa N-Deal

BY PRAFUL BIDWAI
AS the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference concludes in New York, the United States-led Western powers are focussing on West Asia, because they want Iran to freeze its nuclear activities. But inevitably, attention is riveted on Israel, the region’s sole nuclear weapons-state (NWS).

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Waiting for Performance

INCLUSIVE growth remains the thrust area for UPA-II, the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh reassured the weaker sections of society on Tuesday. However, the past one year’s record of his government does not inspire great hope.

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Fishermen’s Concerns

OFFICIALLY the annual fishing ban in deep sea is to be implemented from June 15. But this year most of the Goan fishermen did not venture into the deep sea after May 19, the day the cyclone ‘Laila’ devastated the eastern coast.

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Develop a S Asian Common Market

BY KULDIP NAYAR
THE difference between a statesman and a politician is that the first looks at the future while the second remains stuck in the present. Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh shows such a streak at times and jettisons the deadening hand of politics.

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Look East

EVEN while the European economy is struggling to come out of the recession, the Indian economy has expanded at a better-than-expected 7.4 per cent in 2009-10. The credit primarily goes to strong growth in manufacturing and agriculture that lifted fourth quarter numbers.

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Allurement to Farmers

WHILE other states improve on farm yield, Goan farmers should not lag behind. Notwithstanding the fact that the primary sector has lost its charm and there has been a sustained decline in the number of Goans engaged in agriculture, efforts by the state government should continue to make farming lucrative.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Shortage of Coins
THIS is in reference to recent news headlines stating acute shortage of coins in Jharkhand. Coin management can and should be made much better to ensure their easy availability at all times throughout the year in all parts of the country apart from saving on minting-costs.

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