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Why All Netaji Files Must Be Declassified

With the West Bengal government declassifying 64 files related to the death of the unique icon of India’s freedom struggle Subhas Chandra Bose, pressures are mounting on the government of India to release Netaji-related files. The West Bengal files, which were archived as “secret” in intelligence and police departments, are now being displayed at the Kolkata Police Museum on computers …

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Spectre of Jobless Growth

Although the central government claims the downslide in Chinese economy would not affect growth and employment in India, various survey reports suggest that the trend of rising unemployment rate in the country is likely to worsen for Indians of working age. The worrying part is that educated youth in the age group of 18-25 years despite being skilled are facing …

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Most Sacred Value Of Our Democracy

It took seven months after the murder of Govind Pansare, the 81-year-old social activist, rationalist and CPI leader, for the Maharashtra police to arrest the first suspect Sameer Gaikwad, an alleged activist of the Hindu organization Sanatan Sanstha.  Pansare, who was famous also for writing a biography of Shivaji, died in February after he and his wife were shot at …

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Forebodings of a Storm in Gujarat

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is said to be paying close attention to the agitation of Patels in his home state and his successor Anandiben Patel has been desperately trying to prevent the stir from getting out of hand, but neither PM nor CM have been finding much success in containing it. The Patels are turning more and more aggressive: they …

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Why Calls from Your Cell Are Dropping

A latest survey has found that a majority of cell phone users hold telecom service providers and tower companies primarily responsible for the deteriorating quality of services, including call drops. Users have often experienced that most calls on any network aren’t completed in one go. The call is abruptly dropped and the user has to call the number again. Or …

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As We Build More School Complexes

Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar has reiterated his promise to build educational complexes on the outskirts of Margao, Vasco and Ponda where schools in the middle of these cities would be shifted. The beginning was made with Panaji with a school complex at Cujira, Bambolim. The idea of setting up a school complex is more than a decade and a half …

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Goa’s Message To Karnataka Farmers

The attempt on Saturday at Kanakumbi village in Belgavi district in Karnataka by a group of local farmers to open the vents of the canal, which was constructed by the Karnataka government to divert water from the Kalasa nullah to the river Malaprabha but closed at the orders of the Mahadayi River Waters Dispute Tribunal, came as a part of …

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Bugle Has Sounded For Battle for Bihar

The announcement of dates for elections to Bihar Assembly is going to accentuate the pitch in a state where Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, the two political heavyweights who are engaged in almost a direct contest, had already launched their campaigns. What with the announcement of a Rs 1.25 lakh crore ‘special package’ to the state …

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New Burden On Bottle-Fed KTC

The state government is considering a proposal to run buses owned by private operators on a contractual basis under which the owners could be paid a per km rate daily. The proposal was not initiated by the government but by some private bus operators who are finding running buses not very profitable, time consuming and energy sapping. Although the government …

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Monetising Gold   

The government’s Gold Monetisation Scheme should be able to attract gold ornaments that are lying in many homes and bank lockers for no purpose but occasional use during a wedding or festival. The official estimate suggests 20,000 tonnes of idle gold could be brought into the banking system.

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