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Separatist Game Plan

EXPLOITING a human tragedy and taking out processions with dead bodies of people claimed to be ‘innocent’ have been an old game of terrorists and separatists in the Kashmir valley. During last couple of days the valley is on boil and this time on the allegation that the security forces have killed eight young Kashmiris in less than three weeks.

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Managing Jails

JAIL Reforms and Prison Management are two distinct and different terms. So far whatever the jail authorities in Goa have done, including introducing video conferencing facility for prisons and prison management system is purely an exercise of prison management.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Vat Pournima

THE article, ‘Changing face of Vat Pournima’ by Ms Pratima Achrekar (NT, June 25) made interesting reading. In these days of live-in relationships, contract-marriages, and ‘quickie’ divorces,

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The Governance that does not Work

BY BRAHM SWARUP
RECENTLY, Mr L N Mittal, the steel billionaire, complained that India is not yet ready for big projects. If he had been to our villages, he would have said that India is not ready for any project, big or small.

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Listen to the Good Doctor

IT is a paradox that the capitalist world which dictates and defines the norms of the global economy should look towards India, a developing economy, for coming out of the economic mess which incidentally is their own creation.

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Motivating Farmers

GOAN farmers still nurse the impression that the government would do some thing to stop usurping of the agriculture land for urbanisation and initiate effective steps to protect their precious land.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Replace Electric Poles in Vasco
IN a span of just three days two electric poles along the Swatantra Path in Vasco, the main road of the Port Town, came crashing down. In the first instance a man who was working on the pole was injured.

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GU: Voyage of a Quarter Century-II

By Nandkumar Kamat

THE first vice chancellor of Goa University, historian Prof B Sheik Ali created a culture of novel initiatives. He wasn’t bogged down by protocols, formalities and red tapism. He knew that within the UGC’s framework the new state university was meant to fulfil the aspirations of Goa and Goans.

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Pakistani Double Speak

THE spectre of bonhomie between India and Pakistan following the meeting of the home ministers of the two countries appears to have fizzled out as a day after the meet the Pakistan Foreign Minister, Mr Shah Mehmood Qureshi termed India’s concern that enough was not being done by Pakistan in the 26/11 Mumbai attacks as "presumptuous" and expressed helpless over the inflammatory anti-India speeches made by the terrorists there.

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Deregulating Oil Products

APPARENTLY it may appear that the market forces prevailed on the government to take the first step towards reforming the oil sector by deregulating petro-product prices.

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