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US Doublespeak

THE Obama administration assures India no threat from a Pakistan-US civilian nuclear deal similar to the Indo-US deal. But it is the Obama administration and particularly his Secretary of State, Ms Hillary Clinton who are responsible for giving rise to this suspicion in Indian minds.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

For Green Goa

RESPONDING to the latest call of the bugle sounded by the Goa Bachhao Abhiyan, the allied local brigades of each village, armed with protest slogans and black flags, chanting patriotic rhymes, stormed the head office of the Town and Country Planning Department.

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UPA’s Second Great Nuclear Folly

BY PRAFUL BIDWAI

ANY Indian governments have recently pushed some anti-democratic or unconscionable law or policy. In 1984-85, Rajiv Gandhi blundered on the Shah Bano case and opened the Babri Masjid’s gates to Hindu communalists, eventually catapulting them into power. In 1998, the BJP conducted nuclear tests and tried to rewrite the Constitution.

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No Compulsion in Islam

THE chairman of the National Minorities Commission, Mr M S Qureshi is doing neither India nor Islam proud by demanding a review of the Centre’s decision to allow Taslima Nasreen, the internationally acclaimed novelist from Bangladesh, to stay on in this country.

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Low Inspiration

OA’S Economic Survey 2009-10 presents a woeful picture of agriculture in the state. The section on ‘Agriculture and Allied Activities’ opens with a distressful sentence, "Goa is passing through a difficult phase in agriculture."

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Moral Policing must Stop

THE comment by the Supreme Court of India on premarital sex and live-in relationships will rein in the self-appointed guardians of public morality. Boys and girls have been assaulted and/or handed over to the police on account of their so-called indecent behaviour.

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Women Reservations can Wait

BY KULDIP NAYAR
JIHAD has different meanings. Islamist terrorists have one. Leaders of Other Backward Classes (OBC) in India have another. The latter have used the word, jihad, to raise the standard of revolt against the government headed by the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh.

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CBI Fails Again

THE murder of Satyendra Dubey showed how insecure and vulnerable honest men in the system are. Dubey, an engineer with the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), was killed on November 27, 2003

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Unsafe Roads

THE figures are very disturbing: 74 persons were killed in 75 days in fatal accidents in Goa. The figures strongly reinforce the fact that the government has not woken up to its social responsibility and ensured enforcement of the road safety provisions strictly.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Maintain Uniformity of Rumblers
OUTSIDE the St Cruz High School, there are two sets of rumblers on the narrow stretch of road. The rumblers, however, do not seem to serve much purpose as most drivers, proceeding either towards or from St Cruz Church, do not maintain the mandatory ‘keep left’.

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