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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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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Hike in Liquor Prices not the Answer

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WITH reference to the letter, ‘Hike in liquor prices’ by Mr S Kamat (NT, June 26), I wish to comment as follows.

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Nerul oust Ambelim

PANAJI: Nerul Sports Club overcame Ambelim Sports Club 8-6 via the tie-breaker to move into the second round of a high-scoring encounter of 39th Custodio memorial football tournament, at Raia grounds on Saturday. The teams were tied 4-4 at the end of regulation time.

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The Jobs-for-Cash Contagion

BY INDER MALHOTRA
EVEN in the midst of the current rage, recrimination, blame game and damage limitation over the “betrayal of Bhopal” there was at least one other news item that drew attention and indeed shook those who read and followed it.

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The Stability Quotient

APPARENTLY it appears that with Mr Vishwajeet Rane back in the Congress and prime mover of the G-7, Mr Atanasio Monserrate joining the Congress rank, the Chief Minister, Mr Digambar Kamat is in an unenviable position and has a firm grip on the government.

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Shadow of Distrust

THE foreign secretary level talks between India and Pakistan entrusted with the task to bridge the trust deficit failed to evolve a comprehensive mechanism with Pakistan unwilling to concede any ground.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Incompetent Governance-I
DEMOCRACY means making the truth powerful and power truthful. But what we see is that every position of power has conspired to manipulate, suppress, disguise or bury the truth! We are witness to the IPL saga and Bhopal gas tragedy now playing out. In Goa too, the police personnel involved in the drugs nexus are out on bail.

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Money Talks, Merit Walks

BY V Y KANTAK
THE University Grants Commission will probe the issue of huge capitation fees allegedly demanded by two Tamil Nadu-based institutes, including one run by a Union Minister. The decision was taken following media reports that officials of Shree Balaji Medical College and Sri Ramachandra University allegedly demanded capitation fees in the range of Rs 40-50 lakh from students.

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Exit of the Crusader

THE Karnataka Lokayukta, Mr Santosh Hegde known for his crusade against corruption and the mining lobby, resigned from his post at a time when the first-ever BJP government in the south is gearing up to celebrate in a grand style its completion of two years in office on June 25.

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