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Cases against Politicians

THE legislators and ministers of Goa must have felt embarrassed after the Home Minister, Mr Ravi Naik placed the names of the politicians facing criminal charges on the table of the Assembly on Tuesday.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Road Accidents

THE report (NT, August 2) on the rising number of road accidents in Goa, which states that there were 4165 accidents killing 321 people apart from injuring another 3000, is a cause for concern.

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Left Strategy Cries for Change

BY KULDIP NAYAR

ONE interpretation of the Cultural Revolution in China, some four decades ago, evokes justification for it. Mao Tse-tung wanted his party men and bureaucrats to go to the villages and stay there. His purpose was that they should imbibe the rigours of living in the countryside so that they would not be complacent when they returned to their chair.

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One-Eyed Government

The Goa government has announced implementation of the two-year-old cabinet decision to move offshore casinos from the Mandovi to at least a nautical mile from the shore.

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Political Impasse In Kashmir

As Kashmir reels under curfew with violent protests despite security restrictions, the Chief Minister, Mr Omar Abdullah has made a significant observation that the aspirations of the people of Kashmir cannot be assuaged only by development, good governance and economic packages; instead it needs a political solution.

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Some Headway in Talks with ULFA

By Sanchet Barua
WAVERING and incoherent governmental policies and delusional braggadocio in the face of ULFA’s coherent and calculatedly brutal and cold-blooded violence leaves Assam bleeding.
The abiding question is can the political leadership carry a clearly defined policy to its logical end?

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Vote For Telengana

THE TRS (Telengana Rashtra Samiti) sweep of all the eleven seats it contested in the Telengana by-elections is a vote for creation of a separate state and a message to Congress not to delay it. There is no running away for the Congress at the Centre and in the state any more.

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Not So Sweet

THE news that sugarcane production in the state has been on rise is encouraging. Over the years the production of sugarcane has been witnessing a consistent decline. In Goa, sugarcane is presently grown over an area of approximately 2,000 hectares,

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Implementation of Sports Policy
THE Sports Policy enunciated by the Goa government envisages 75 per cent concession in attendance to the students excelling in sports. Of course, the state government can implement the scheme at the school level.

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