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Killers of Benazir

THE United Nations investigation report on slain former Pakistani Premier Benazir Bhutto has not precisely identified her killer; instead it has blamed the former military regime for failing to protect her and called for a thorough investigation.

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Conscience Betrayed

IT is a matter of shame that one of the canteens of the Goa Medical College has been employing child labourers notwithstanding the fact that the Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act 1986 strictly prohibits this system.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Pagan Practices in the Church-I
I FULLY endorse the views expressed by Mr Bosco Vaz in his letter ‘Paganism in the Church’ (NT, April 20). Idolatry and pagan practices, such as the pouring of oil over the statue of Mother Mary have been flourishing in the Catholic Church as well as in the hundreds of Marian shrines in India and abroad.

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Pakistan’s Nuclear Manoeuvres

S N SACHADEVA
OCCASIONALLY, very occasionally, the military mind here hits upon a good idea. The offer to supply nuclear fuel cycle services under the International Atomic Energy Agency safeguards may be one of those ideas. Let’s begin with the science bit in this maze of scientific jargon and high-stakes international politics.

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Act of Self-Destruction

IT is really tragic that the two most powerful persons in the Indian political establishment the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh and the Congress president, Ms Sonia Gandhi who had opened the gate of the Indian politics for Mr Shashi Tharoor had to eventually make the most painful decision to show him the door.

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Tale of A Dwarf

THE 28 year old Bengali girl, Rinku Basak has become the victim of the “Minister’s Order”. In May 2008 the then railway minister, Mr Lalu Prasad out of generosity had offered a job under disabled quota to the three feet tall Rinku at a rally.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Dalit Awards for Social Service
THE Government of Goa has taken a great step forward on the 119th birth anniversary of the Bharat Ratna Dr B R Ambedkar, by announcing that it would institute Dalit Ratna and Dalit Mitra state awards for people who dedicate their lives for the upliftment of the Dalit community.

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Police Disregard for Laws of the Land

BY NANDKUMAR KAMAT
UNDER whose orders and under what compulsions police would not stop loud, blaring, amplified music which continues till dawn and even disturbs citizens at a distance of three kilometres from the site of the noise pollution?

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Redefining Poverty

SATURDAY was a day to be happy and also equally to feel ashamed. Happy, for the reason that the Planning Commission accepted the Tendulkar Committee report which holds that 37 per cent of the people in India live below the poverty line–an increase of 10 per cent–and ashamed,

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Politics of Subsidy

WHILE the state government has been quite serious in providing subsidies to the private bus operators for replacing the buses which were 15 years old, it is really shocking that the owners were not too willing to take advantage of the government measures.

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