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Hope and Prayer Heals All
WE have seen how weak humans can be–even those in the service of the Lord. Let us not be surprised at the sex scandal which has hurt the Church so badly.

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Israeli Intransigence and the US

BY INDER MALHOTRA
IN this country, once a champion of the Palestinian cause, there has of late been little interest in West Asia, even though the situation there is worsening, thanks to Israel’s escalating intransigence under its current prime minister, Mr Binyamin Netanyahu.

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Passing the Buck

The Home Minister, Mr P Chidambaram’s offer to quit owning ‘full responsibility’ for the Dantewada massacre has come as the real anti-climax. How could a person with a strong determination to end the Naxalite menace with an iron hand prefer to take to this course?

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A Raj on Paper

The incredible indifference of the people towards the recently held elections to the Zilla Panchayats in the state explicitly underlined that this institution was losing its relevance. Either in South Goa or in North Goa, peoples’ indifference was the matter of concern for the future of the Zilla Panchayats.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Goa’s Sports Policy

THE state government’s sports policy to award marks to sportspersons who excel at various levels, is very commendable. Sportspersons deserve all the encouragement that we can give them.

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Noose for Dalit Killers

A sessions court in Patna has sentenced to death 16 members of a landlords’ private army Ranavir Sena for leading a savage assault on Dalit community and carrying out a massacre in which 58 persons on the night of December 1, 1997, in Laxmanpur-Bathe in Bihar.

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Diversifying Tourism

The board of directors of Goa Tourism Development Corporation is determined to create world-class infrastructure for promoting hinterland, education, adventure and other tourism products at a cost of Rs 500 crore. For this it also intends to hire a consultant.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Garbage Menace in Margao
FOR long, the garbage generated in the South Goa Planning and Development Authority market complex is dumped in open spaces in nearby areas particularly in the precincts of District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum.

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India’s Food Security Challenge

BY PRAFUL BIDWAI
THE reconstitution of the National Advisory Council under Ms Sonia Gandhi, announced by India’s United Progressive Alliance government, is good news. The original NAC died prematurely because Ms Gandhi quit it in 2006 over the office-of-profit controversy.

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