Wednesday , 26 September 2018
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Ghost of Al Qaeda

THE US Secretary of State, Ms Hillary Clinton is known for her no-nonsense and often terse remarks which is why her observation at the University of Louisville, just a day ahead of the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh’s visit to the US that India and Pakistan have pursued nuclear weapons “in a way that has upset the balance of nuclear deterrence” ought to be taken seriously.

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Israeli Intransigence and the US

BY INDER MALHOTRA
IN this country, once a champion of the Palestinian cause, there has of late been little interest in West Asia, even though the situation there is worsening, thanks to Israel’s escalating intransigence under its current prime minister, Mr Binyamin Netanyahu.

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Passing the Buck

The Home Minister, Mr P Chidambaram’s offer to quit owning ‘full responsibility’ for the Dantewada massacre has come as the real anti-climax. How could a person with a strong determination to end the Naxalite menace with an iron hand prefer to take to this course?

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A Raj on Paper

The incredible indifference of the people towards the recently held elections to the Zilla Panchayats in the state explicitly underlined that this institution was losing its relevance. Either in South Goa or in North Goa, peoples’ indifference was the matter of concern for the future of the Zilla Panchayats.

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Noose for Dalit Killers

A sessions court in Patna has sentenced to death 16 members of a landlords’ private army Ranavir Sena for leading a savage assault on Dalit community and carrying out a massacre in which 58 persons on the night of December 1, 1997, in Laxmanpur-Bathe in Bihar.

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