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Getting Smart Before Building Smart City

A question was raised by former mayor Surendra Furtado at the meeting of the council of the Corporation of the City of Panaji  on Monday whether the CCP would be able to provide 20 per cent  of the share for the Smart City Mission launched by the central government. The mission requires a 40:40:20 funding ratio, with the central government …

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Shiv Sena’s Frozen Worldview

SOME members of the Shiv Sena smeared the face of Sudheendra Kulkarni, former L K Advani aide and currently chairman of the Observer Research Foundation, with black paint in Mumbai on Monday to show their anger against his hosting of launch of the book titled,

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Let Us Listen To Each Other

Two more eminent writers, Hindi author Krishna Sobti and Malayalam novelist Sarah Joseph have returned their Sahitya Akademi awards, protesting the Akademi’s silence on the killing of Kannada author and Sahitya Akademi Award winner M M Kalburgi.

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A Real Wolf Coming Soon In Myanmar

Of all religions, Buddhism is most closely identified with non-violence. The first of the five basic principles of Buddhist morality its monks and laity must follow is to abstain from killing living creatures. Dhammapada, which is a collection of the teachings of the Buddha, says: “Hatred does not cease by hatred at any time: hatred ceases by love, this is …

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Blogging with Taped Fingers in Bangladesh

The rising number of killings of atheist bloggers in Bangladesh has drawn worldwide attention. Four atheist bloggers have been assassinated by extreme Islamist groups, mainly local unit of al-Qaeda, this year. One of the revolutionary gifts of the Internet is a forum for everyone to communicate their views freely to the world.

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Space for Student Say

The row over students’ demand for removal of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) chairman Gajendra Chauhan has gone on for more than three months without any solution in sight. The students have received support from former teachers and students of FTII as well as eminent film directors such as Adoor Gopalakrishnan and Anand Patwardhan.

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Cleansing Society Of Illegal Arms

There is one aspect in the killing of rationalists Narendra Dabholkar, Govind Pansare and M M Kalburgi – and many other killings – that has not formed part of the discussion: where did the killers get the guns from? Firearms used in such killings are usually unlicensed which indicates that illegal arms are easily available to whoever wants them.

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Captain and Iceberg    

Recent changes in portfolios of a few ministers in Goa cabinet have sent off a couple of them sulking. There are various theories afloat in the media to explain the motivation of Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar in making the changes, though he has not said a word in explanation.

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Putting Brakes On High Road Fatality

Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari has lamented that the Road Transport and Safety Bill 2015, which was framed to replace the Motor Vehicles Act 1988, is not finding traction owing to “vested interests” raising objections holding its presentation in the Parliament.

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The Siachen Dream Of Nawaz Sharif

India, as Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said, is going to ignore the four-point proposal, including demilitarisation of Kashmir and unconditional withdrawal of forces from Siachen by both the countries, made by Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif during his speech at the United Nations General Assembly last week.

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