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Environment Friendly Projects
WE are seeing an extreme boom in housing projects these days. Whether we like it or not the fact is that housing facilities make life a lot simpler and safer as they have ample parking space, electricity back-up and 24-hour security among other facilities.

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Sad Record of Coalitions

BY INDER MALHOTRA
IT was V P Singh, then Prime Minister, who coined the convenient expression ‘compulsions of coalition politics’. He did not elaborate but his meaning was clear: all kinds of unsavoury compromises would have to be made and loudly proclaimed high principles thrown to the winds if, in an era when coalitions had become unavoidable, unwieldy combinations of motley parties had to be kept together.

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Bumpy Road for Britons

LABOUR has lost but the Conservatives got no mandate either. After 36 years Britain has a hung parliament again, which could take the UK’s troubled economy from bad to worse. Of course, the past is not necessarily a guide to the future but down the line at some level it helps to redesign and shape the policies.

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Need for Vigilance

THE Goa police have arrested a naxalite Shambhu Beck, allegedly a leader of a hitherto-unheard-of ‘Maowadi Trishul Manch’ along with his 17 accomplices.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Disaster Waiting to Happen
ALL the respective municipalities and panchayats and the state government should open their eyes and see the devastating situation that has taken place at Carambolim where garbage along with plastic materials were seen blocking the gutters thus creating chaos in that village.

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UPA’s Unethical Ways of Survival

BY P RAMAN
MR Pranab Mukherjee can rightly feel proud of the massive majority with which he got his finance bill passed in the Lok Sabha. The combined opposition had put up a stiff fight against India’s most market-friendly union budgets.

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Doing India Proud

DR Nitin Nohria, Richard P Chapman Professor of Business Administration, has been named the dean of Harvard Business School. This is the most prestigious assignment that has ever been offered to an Indian-American.

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Driving the KTC

OVER a year back, the KTC chairman had promised to plug revenue leakage and turn it round in 2009-10. And keeping its promise, the KTC has decided to act tough with its conductors, many of whom are accused of not issuing tickets on short distance travels.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Road Discipline
IT is seen that the traffic police in the state are showing a lot of enthusiasm in restoring discipline on our roads. At several places the cops are seen testing for level of inebriation in the driver by carrying out breath-analyser tests. Incidentally these tests against drunken driving are mostly carried out after dusk.

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Not By US Alone

IF the 9/11 was an attack on the US economic superiority and its global leadership, Saturday’s attempt to cause explosion at the Times Square was aimed at American way of life.

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