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This Adhinayak Is No George 

SOME controversies simply refuse to die down. And thanks to people like Kalyan Singh, former chief minister of Uttar Pradesh and now Rajasthan’s Governor.  Singh, who was chargesheeted by the CBI in the Babri Masjid case, has re-discovered a colonial element in the century-old national anthem.

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Suitable Parenting By Single Mother

Early this week the Supreme Court gave a landmark judgement that an unwed mother can be appointed as the sole legal guardian of her child without the consent of the father. The order by a bench led by Justice Vikramjit Sen goes beyond the Guardians and Wards Act and the Hindu Minority and Guardianship Act which require that a notice …

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End Tyranny of Taxi Operators

TAXI operators in Goa have written their own laws for long. They have been operating contrary to the rules and regulations framed by the state government that members of other trades are made to conform to or pay penalties.

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Daydreaming in Athens

DID Greece intend to transmit a reconciliatory message to the European Union by getting its outspoken finance minister Yanis Varoufakis replaced by a moderate Euclid Tsakalotos?

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Taming Bike Riders

NEERAJ Gaude of the Indian Reserve Battalion died young in a road accident riding a bike without a helmet on Ribandar-Panaji causeway. May his soul rest in peace! May his fellow policemen in IRB, as well as men in Goa police,

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45 Deaths And No Murderers Found

The dean of Jabalpur Medical College Dr Arun Sharma, who recently submitted 200 documents to the Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the Vyapam scam, was found dead in a hotel room in New Delhi on Sunday morning. Dr Sharma’s predecessor Dr D K Sakalle too died mysteriously a year ago. Dr Sharma’s death comes less than 24 hours after Akshay …

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MPs Write Their Own Cheques

WHO wouldn’t like a raise in these troubled times, but are we, the taxpayers, as lucky as the MPs who have the option of giving themselves a pay hike any time and as much as they want? While the aam aadmi has to wait for his or her annual increment which also depends on the companies’ growth and financial status …

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No Flying Without Neo-Maharajahs

OF what use is power if you can’t flaunt it! The ballyhoo about being “(wo)men of the masses”, mingling with them and breaking out of protocol notwithstanding, politicians often do the opposite and keep themselves above the masses! You cannot be a VVIP in India worth anything if you can’t hold an airplane hostage to your whims. You must ignore …

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Making Travel By Buses Respectable

The Corporation of City of Panaji (CCP) is in talks with the World Bank for funding public transport system development in Panaji. If it works out, it could transform the public transport system in the state capital. As of now, the system is highly unsatisfactory.

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