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New Mantra to Prevent Frequent Polls

By Poonam I Kaushish

Phew, if the heat-wave was not bad enough, elections really poop one out. Specially, in our country which is afflicted by a new disease, PES --- Perpetual Election Syndrome which is wreaking havoc on our body politic --- right, left and centre, week-after-week, month-after-month, year-after-year, a year-long merry-go-round.

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India Scared

IT was quite revealing of the US double standards when it cold-shouldered demands from the Indian public and opposition parties for the extradition of the former Union Carbide chief executive officer, Mr Warren Anderson while it lost no time in subjecting the British Petroleum chief executive officer,

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A Booming Industry

THE call centre industry is booming in India. According to a NASSCOM study, the key reasons why India has emerged as the most preferred location for MNCs to outsource their call centre business are a vast pool of skilled manpower, low staff costs and English-speaking manpower. Call centres make a key part of the IT-enabled services industry.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

FIFA World Cup Controversies

THE contemporary world of sports is always laced with some form of controversies. Even before the mega event was to take off, the Vuvuzela (music horn) was the talk in the football circles, with a million pieces being sold out, as it was felt certain to ruin the atmosphere in the stadiums with the continuous humming sound.

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Goa University, a Voyage of Quarter Century – I

By Nandkumar Kamat
ON June 30, the only university in Goa, the citadel of higher education would complete a quarter century of its foundation. Economy, technology, society, politics have undergone profound changes in these past 25 years. When the Goa University was founded the population was less than a million and economy was one tenth of its’ size today.

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Meat To The Maoist Tiger

INDIA has lodged a strong protest against the inclusion of the Maoist guerrilla issue as an “armed conflict” in a UN report, arguing that the violence by Maoist groups does not constitute a “zone of armed conflict” as defined by international law.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Bhopal Gas Tragedy
THE most important task of the GoM constituted by the Prime Minister on Bhopal gas tragedy should be to arrange immediate and thorough cleaning of toxic waste at the Union Carbide factory site to save the neighbourhood from the toxicity and to ensure that new compensation package of approximately Rs 900 crore by the Planning Commission  reaches those affected by the gas leak.

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BJP’s Nitish-Modi Ad Trick has Backfired

By Inder Malhotra

SINCE the assembly elections in Bihar are due in five months from now, it stands to reason that the Bharatiya Janata Party should want to make its presence felt in the state.

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Feeding The Poor

The UPA government has been talking of providing food security to people by way of legislative and administrative measures. But food security is not possible when population growth outstrips agricultural growth.

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Paid News Is Bad News

The Election Commission has once again expressed serious concern over the recent phenomenon of ‘paid news’, saying it is assuming alarming proportion as a serious electoral malpractice and as an impediment to conduct of free and fair elections.

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