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Artists Free to Express Themselves
THE news report, ‘Karnad agrees to withdraw resignation’ (NT, August 20) is insulting to Mr Girish Karnad. Mr Karnad has withdrawn his resignation on the basis of assurances given by the Chief Minister.

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UPA-II: Search for Scapegoats

BY P RAMAN
WHEN the UPA government won the trial of strength on July 22, 2008, after the Left deserted the alliance, the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh had famously said: ‘I am liberated.’ Ten months later the main ruling party had further humbled his former tormentors by winning the 2009 elections with impressive gains.

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Educating Muslims

MUSLIM school enrolment at secondary level is 10.2 per cent, higher than 9.8 per cent for Scheduled Tribes but at the same time lower than the Scheduled Castes and Other Backward Classes who have an enrollment percentage of 11.3 and 12.5 respectively.

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An Icon of Integrity

THE Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh has topped the chart of Newsweek’s list of ten world leaders as “the leader other leaders love”; it is indeed a matter of pride for India. India has produced many leaders, who had the opportunity to rub shoulders with the fraternity of world leaders, but Dr Singh is quite unique.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Road Widening Not the Answer
THE Hindi movie “Hathkadi” starring Shatrughan Sinha and Reena Roy had many action scenes shot in the mining belt of Goa. The movie was filmed at a village called Pale near Sanquelim.

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C’Wealth Games are India’s Self-Goal

BY PRAFUL BIDWAI

THE Commonwealth Games to be held in October in Delhi have turned into a gigantic multi-billion rupee racket. Public funds are being looted, wasteful projects recklessly implemented and poor people’s human rights violated–all to enhance India’s global "image" and "prestige".

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A City without Plans

CITY Development Plan for Panaji (CDP), an ambitious plan for the capital’s urban renewal, infrastructural upgradation and governance, was prepared in 2007 with a perspective of 2030.

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Maoist Peace Offer

HIS is the second time in past six months that the top Maoist leader Kishenji has come out with an offer for ceasefire to the Union government.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Govt must Phase out KTC

THE latest announcement of the Transport Minister of Goa, Mr Sudin Dhavlikar to nationalise more routes in Goa must be opposed tooth and nail. This is nothing but another huge drain on the exchequer in exchange for extremely poor service provided by the Kadamba Transport Corporation.

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How Emergency Records Went Missing

BY KULDIP NAYAR

IT is a coincidence but not insignificant that a plucky journalist reported on the eve of August 15 that the Congress ‘destroyed’ all papers relating to our second independence in January 1977.

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