Sunday , 24 March 2019
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US Role in India-China Rivalry

BY S N SACHADEVA
THE peaceful, side-by-side rise of China and India has been taken for granted in many quarters. But tensions between the two giants are mounting, and Washington would do well to take note. On June 8, New Delhi announced it would deploy two additional army divisions and two air force squadrons near its border with China.

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Hillary’s Silence

IT seems more than a coincidence that on the day the US Secretary of State, Ms Hillary Clinton undertook her mission with a 7.5-billion dollar US aid package for Pakistan to have a strategic dialogue for easing mistrust and suspicion in minds of Pakistani people towards the United States, Islamabad entered into an agreement with Kabul for putting a stop to allow transit facility for transportation of Indian goods via Pakistan land route to Afghanistan.

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Mamata’s Priority

FIFTEEN accidents in one year: that is the performance record of Ms Mamata Banerjee as Railway Minister. A year back when Ms Banerjee took over the charge of the railways she had promised to ensure high quality security and service to passengers.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Migrants and Sale of Land
AMONG the various issues that are being raised by people, especially residing in the Gulf, are the ones pertaining to migrant labour and the sale of precious Goan land to outsiders. Coming to the problem of migrant labour I would just like to ask, how would this workforce thrive in Goa unless there are sufficient avenues for them?

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Improving Standards of Legislative Work

BY NANDKUMAR KAMAT
WITH just 20 months and four more sessions left before the next Assembly elections, the 15 days long monsoon session of Goa Legislative Assembly begins today. For the ruling coalition led by Congress it would be a critical session and if it fails in efficient floor coordination and prompt media management it would be sending a wrong message to the people of Goa that it has no will and ability to rule.

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Farm Blues

APPARENTLY it may appear to be paradoxical; decline in the demand for agricultural crop loan and at the same time sharp increase in the term loans, but in reality it points to the fact that Goan farmers are making a sustained effort to have interaction with the market forces and their needs.

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BJP’s Predicament

IT is an irony that the political compulsion to stay in power has forced the BJP to defend the Reddy Brothers of Karnataka facing allegation of indulging in illegal mining. Barely six months back, the Chief Minister of Karnataka,

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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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