Friday , 22 February 2019
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Chidambaram’s Lame War

BY RAVINDRA SHUKLA
THE Union Home Minister, Mr P Chidambaram’s remark that “something went wrong,” during the anti-Naxal operation in the Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh is an admission that the flawed plan drawn up by the home ministry, the so-called ‘Action Plan’ created in October 2009, for the anti-Naxal offensive in the country needs to be revisited.

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An Unusual Traitor

THE second secretary to the Indian High Commission in Islamabad, Ms Madhuri Gupta could not be bracketed with the famous women spies Mata Hari and Virginia Hall, because she allegedly operated for her lover.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Promote Local Games-I
THE recent controversy regarding the concluded matches of the Indian Premier League has put India to shame. There is a need for the concerned authorities to ban the Indian Premier League completely and instead promote the Indian games played in the country–matches like Ranji Trophy etc.

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Accountability in Public Life

BY INDRANIL BANERJEA
RETRO is in. Not just in clothes and cars and music, old styles are back in fashion in politics and governance as well. Even silly, savage styles that had been discarded generations ago only to make reappearance like wooden clogs that you love to flaunt but can’t walk in.

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A Mall sans Goan Produce

THE Goa State Agriculture Marketing Board is keen to have an agri-mall on the lines of terminal markets. As it will enable consumers and producers make direct contact, it should facilitate the development of products that are closely aligned with consumer tastes and demands.

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A Lame Excuse

THE time and place chosen by the Mamnmohan Singh government to reject the demand for a Joint Parliamentary Committee probe into the IPL muddle and phone tapping allegations are quite interesting.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Invading People’s Privacy
THE parliament has been rocked under allegations of phone tapping of political leaders. Though the UPA government at the Centre has vehemently denied that it has not authorised such activity, the very fact that such an unwarranted act has been brought to the surface, reflects poorly on a country that boasts of parliamentary democracy, wherein the right to privacy is unquestionably guaranteed.

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Phone Tapping and Citizens Rights

D C Pande
ACRIMONIOUS scenes were witnessed in Parliament on Monday over the phone tapping issue with both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha being adjourned over the issue. As soon as the Lok Sabha assembled for the day, Opposition parties led by the BJP sought suspension of the Question Hour to take up discussion on the issue. BJP leader, Mr L K Advani, sought explanation from Dr Manmohan Singh on the issue.

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