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Despite US Jolt, Pakistan To Continue Backing Taliban

THE US has cancelled $300 million in aid to Pakistan over its failure to take decisive action against terrorists. The cancelled aid was a part of the Coalition Support Funds (CSF) which the US defence ministry provides Pakistan by way of reimbursements for expenses incurred in fighting terror. The US created CSF to help Pakistani army put down terrorist groups …

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Modi’s Brahmastra Failed To Slay Black Demon

More than 99 per cent of the demonetized 500- and 1000-rupee notes returned to the banks, according to the Reserve Bank of India, which confirms the failure of demonetization which was billed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the only way to bring out the black money which was growing like a cancer in the body of the Indian economy. …

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Tackling Root Causes Of Ferment At The Grassroots

Reiterating the importance of diverse views in a democracy, the Supreme Court has ordered that the five rights activists arrested by the Pune police for suspected links with Maoists be not taken in police custody or to jail but be kept under house arrest till September 6. The court observed, “Dissent is the safety valve of democracy… if it is …

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Mastering The Art Of Creating Good Citizens

Finding that teachers were not enthusiastic about imparting the newly-introduced subjects of yoga education, value education and civic sense, the state education department has decided to conduct a week-long drive to raise teachers’ awareness about them, especially teachers of primary schools. These subjects were introduced in schools with an aim to change the outlook of the future generation and bring …

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Paradox Of Sufficiency And Scarcity Of Water

Public Works Department Minister Ramakrishna Dhavalikar has promised to replace all the old cast-iron water pipelines in the state with ductile iron pipes for improving water supply.

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Message To Goan Youth: Be Competent To Compete

The report in this newspaper about not even one among 8,000 candidates who appeared for a written test for 80 accountant posts in the directorate of accounts getting qualifying marks has sparked off a debate on a series of subjects:

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Simultaneous Polls Are An Impractical Idea

CHIEF Election Commissioner O P Rawat has emphatically ruled out the possibility of holding simultaneous elections to the state assemblies along with the Lok Sabha anytime soon, which puts to rest all speculations going on about it for six months from now. There were BJP politicians talking how assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and Mizoram, due in a …

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Banks’ Desperate Search For Borrowers In Goa

ACCORDING to RBI Goa General Manager S T Kannan, the credit deposit ratio in the state is the lowest among states at 28-30 per cent. Goa obviously would have to work hard to attract investments to improve the CD ratio.

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