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Patient Victims

It is a sad commentary that several of the victims of the cloud burst in Ladakh are yet to get adequate relief. The landscape makes transportation and communications difficult, but the area serves the armed forces and there is no reason why civilians should not be served in the same quick and efficient manner as any section of the army would be.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Elections for GFA President

MR Shrinivas V Dempo should be unanimously elected as the president of the GFA. My opinion is backed by following reasoning: The House of Dempos is the only corporate house which has nurtured a football club for the last four and half decades without any profit motive, thus earning the esteem of every Goan who is a football fan.

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Ayodhya Awaits Temple-Masjid Verdict

BY JAGDISH DWIVEDI

AFTER 125 years of controversy, ultimately a special bench of the Allahabad High Court consisting of Justices Sudhir Agarwal, S U Khan and D V Sharma decides to resolve the ‘Ayodhya dispute’ pronouncing the long-awaited verdict on September 24.

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Development Prerogatives

The Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh and his party chief, Ms Sonia Gandhi nurse divergent opinions on acquiring land for the industries. While Ms Gandhi bats for the farmers, Dr Singh is for a strong development agenda which otherwise implied that the industries should be provided with land for all round growth and development.

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Telecom Scam

In Monday the Supreme Court issued notices to telecom minister, Mr A Raja, the telecomm minister and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on a plea seeking court monitoring of a CBI investigation into the 2008 allocation of 2G spectrum licences.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Real Estate Tax

MANY European countries have speculative taxes on real estate, which aims to restrict capitalistic speculators, from creating excessive and un-necessary demand for real estate.

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Breach of Trust

THE leadership of the Hurriyat Conference, particularly its chief, Mr Mirwaiz Umar Farooq stands exposed.

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Battle for Jharkhand

EVEN though the BJP formed a coalition government in Jharkhand headed by Mr Arjun Munda the fact remains that the BJP has lost the prestige.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Religious Fundamentalism

THIS is with reference to the news item ‘ US pastor says he won’t burn Quran’ (NT, September, 11).

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