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Setting Alarms In Banks To Catch Nirav Modis

AT last Nirav Modi the fugitive diamond merchant, who is accused of defrauding India’s commercial banks of more than Rs 11,000 crore in collusions with bank officials, has been arrested in London. Indian law enforcement officials should be thankful to the teller at Metro Bank in London who called the police when Modi approached him to open an account. Obviously,

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Biotechnology Could Be Driver Of Economy

AMIT KAPOOR   OVER the last two-to-three decades, the major success story of the Indian economy has been the stellar growth of its IT industry. But as the dividends from the sector reach the eventual inflection point, India needs to build similar competencies in other industries to ensure sustained growth and prosperity.

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Do Not Use Faith For Electoral Gain

RELIGIOUS faith should not be used for political gain, whether it is Hinduism, Islam, Christianity or any sect. This should be a principle accepted by all in a civilized society. In ancient and medieval times faith was used to fight wars, to mobilize armies, to conquer lands inhabited by people subscribing to other faiths and to convert the conquered en …

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Ruling Alliance In New Avatar After Parrikar

GOA has a new chief minister. It proved quite knotty for BJP central leaders to negotiate with the Goa allies to get them to accept Pramod Sawant as successor to Manohar Parrikar.

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Removing All Doubts About EVMs

A Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi has issued a notice to the Election Commission of India asking for its response on a plea moved by twenty one opposition parties seeking counting of Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) slips of 50 per cent of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) in each constituency before the Lok Sabha results …

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A New Ray Of Hope For Mining Industry

With the Supreme Court hinting at early hearing of the interlocutory applications challenging the Goa, Daman and Diu (abolition and declaration of mining lease) Act, 1987, a new hope appears to have been rekindled about resumption of mining in the state. A civil appeal filed in 1998 by a mining firm has been pending for more than two decades. Seeing …

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How China Indirectly Promotes Terrorism

CHINA blocked an initiative to tag Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar as a ‘global terrorist’ by the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday. The Chinese decision has disappointed India and the US, the UK, France and Germany that had backed the proposal. This is the fourth time Beijing has thwarted the move to designate Azhar a global terrorist under the 1267 …

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Election Officials Unable To Curb Overspending

The process for Lok Sabha elections and Assembly by-polls has been set in motion. Political parties and candidates are going to make all-out efforts to win whichever constituencies they are fighting for. As is known unofficially, huge amounts of money will be spent on the campaign to woo voters. As of now, the Election Commission of India had put the …

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No One In A Hurry To Shift Offshore Casinos

Once again, the state government has given a go-by to its promise of shifting the offshore casinos on the river Mandovi. It has granted them yet another six-month extension. Of course, the phrasing of the cabinet decision on extension sounds quite stern: the casino operators will have to give an unconditional undertaking that they will shift their vessels whenever an …

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