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Konkani Scaling New Heights
AFTER recognition of Konkani cinema, whereby Mr Laxmikant Shetgaonkar’s Konkani film ‘Paltadacho Munis’ won the critics award at Toronto International Film Festival, now it is the turn of Konkani literature to get its due place under the sun.

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Uncertain Future for ‘Modi-fied’ BJP

BY PRAFUL BIDWAI

THE Bharatiya Janata Party periodically behaves as if it had come unhinged. This typically happens on trademark issues of faith, which pit it against the rest of the political spectrum barring the Shiv Sena.

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Fraudulence of Team Kalmadi

POST-REFORM, financial scams have become endemic in India, and the latest relates to the Commonwealth Games. The fact that the CWG scam was planned and executed in New Delhi, right under the nose of the central government simply reinforces the common perception that a strong politician-contractor-bureaucrat nexus has been at work behind it for months.

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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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